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Megan Kenny Feister

Assistant Professor, Communication

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Ph.D. Organizational Communication, Purdue University, 2015
M.A. Organizational Communication, University of Cincinnati, 2011
B.A. Communication, English, Saint Louis University, 2009


Megan Kenny Feister is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication at California State University Channel Islands. She previously held a postdoctoral research position working on her grant funded research in Engineering Projects in Community Service at Purdue University. She is a recipient of the Purdue Research Foundation dissertation grant and co-wrote a National Science Foundation grant for her dissertation and postdoctoral work in Organizational Communication at Purdue. Her primary research interests include collaboration and innovation; negotiations of expertise in team-based organizational work; team processes and decision-making; ethical reasoning, constitution, and processes; engineering design; technology and its impacts on organizational and personal life; network analysis; as well as organizational identity, identification, and culture. She is trained and has research experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodology, and she strongly believes in the importance of mixed methods approaches.

She currently teaches Organizational Communication and the Senior Capstone, and will offer a new course, "Collaboration, Innovation, and Teamwork" beginning in the fall. She believes in service-learning and engaged research, and encourages her students to apply communication theory and principles to everyday life to generate meaningful insight.

Megan received her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University; her M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Cincinnati, and her B.A. in Communication and English at Saint Louis University.



Organizational Communication, Innovation and Collaboration, Team Work and Communicative Processes, Ethics, Expertise, Community Engagement

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