Research Projects

Communication Theory

Professional Ethics ? in the Real Estate Industry
Principal Investigator. (2020). An exploration of Realtor Ethics Training.
Emotional Labor Meta-Analysis
Principal Investigator. (2010). Meta-analysis on characteristics of nonprofit versus corporate workers as explored through studies of emotional labor and communication practices.
*(adapted from cover art: Hochschild, A. R. (1983). The managed heart: Commercialization of human feeling.)


Engaged Scholarship

DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center - Planning Survey
Principal Investigator. (2010-present). Assessment of member and partner uses and needs for the DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center. Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida. Ellenton, FL.
Provided research assistance to a Steering Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida tasked with reviewing and updating the mission statement of DaySpring and to identify priorities for the future of DaySpring.
Page Center Research Grant  Public Relations Ethics Pedagogy
Principal Investigator. (2010-present). Enhancing Public Relations Ethics Pedagogy Through Student-Professional Narratives. Grant-funded research, Page and Johnson Legacy Scholars Grant. Tampa, FL. This grant supported a new pedagogical approach that influences students’ ability to learn, understand, and embrace communication ethics through the collaborative development of professional ethics narratives.
Human Services Needs Assessment of North Pinellas County
Co-Principal Investigator. (2008-2009). Human Services Needs Assessment of North Pinellas County. Clearwater Salvation Army. Clearwater, FL.
      – Full Report
      – Appendices
      – Quick Information Sheet
      – Presentation
Case Study of Interagency Collaboration and Communication
Principal Investigator. (2005). The management service organization: A case study of interagency collaboration and communication. Juvenile Welfare Board, Pinellas County, Pinellas Park, FL.
[full study and report]
10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Pinellas County
Pinellas County Homeless Policy Group. (2006.) Opening Doors of Opportunity: A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Pinellas County. Pinellas County.
[primary document author]
Campus Climate Survey
Research Assistant, Department of Sociology. (2002, Summer). 2002 USF Campus Climate Survey, research for the Office of the Provost, University of South Florida-Tampa. Tampa, FL.