Stacey Connaughton

Stacey Connaughton

Associate Professor // Communication

Associate Professor // SIS // Latin American Studies

Associate Professor // SIS

Director of the Purdue Peace Project

Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2266

Office hours: Spring 2020: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30am - 11:45am


Phone: (765) 494-9107

PhD University of Texas-Austin
M.A. University of Texas
B.A. Saint Olaf College


The Purdue Peace Project (PPP)

Project Director

“Promoting Peace Through Local Action”



Stacey L. Connaughton (Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2002) is an Associate Professor and the Associate Head of School at the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Her research examines leadership and identification in geographically distributed contexts, particularly as these issues relate to virtual teams/organizations, political parties, and peacebuilding. Dr. Connaughton also serves as Director of the Purdue Peace Project, an externally funded initiative that seeks to reduce, and enhance what is known about how to reduce, the likelihood of political violence in West Africa. Her published work has appeared in Small Group Research, Journal of Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, Communication Yearbook, The Howard Journal of Communications, Corporate Communication: An International Journal, Knowledge Management Review, and her book, Inviting Latino Voters: Party Messages and Latino Party Identification, was published in 2005 by Routledge. Dr. Connaughton’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She has been invited to present her research on virtual teams and virtual leadership to industry, military, and higher educational audiences, and has facilitated workshops and written guidebooks in the areas of virtual teams, leadership, team-building, and strategic planning in the United States, Canada, and China. At Purdue, Dr. Connaughton teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational communication theory, leadership, and research methods and is the recipient of several teaching awards.

Grants and Gifts

2013 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute, U.S. State Department. Rappoport, A. (PI), Brule, D. (co-PI), & Connaughton, S. L. (co-PI).

2012 Gift from Individual Benefactor to support the Purdue Peace Project. $310,000.00.

2011 Gift from Individual Benefactor to support the Purdue Peace Project. $200,000.00.

2011 Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Research Grant. To conduct research and develop a training platform on virtual work. Morris, P. & Connaughton, S. L. $50,000.00

2008 National Science Foundation. Neville, J. L., Tyler, J. M., & Connaughton, S. L. Machine learning techniques to model the impact of relational communication on distributed team effectiveness. $498,539.00.  

2008 Carnegie Corporation, New York. McCann, J.A., Connaughton, S. L., & Nishikawa, K. Election campaigns and the civic integration of Mexican immigrants. $49,539 .00.

2008 Russell Sage Foundation, New York, Presidential Award. Election campaigns and the political incorporation of Mexican immigrants. McCann, J.A., Connaughton, S. L., & Nishikawa, K. $35,000.00.

Representative Publications

Fairhurst, G., & Connaughton, S. L. (forthcoming). Leadership: A communicative perspective. Leadership.
 Fairhurst, G. & Connaughton, S. L. (forthcoming). Leadership. In L. L. Putnam & D. Mumby (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Communication, 3rd edition.
 Connaughton, S. L. (forthcoming). Virtual teams. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication.
 Bergman, A. A., & Connaughton, S. L. (2013). What is patient-centered care really? Voices of Hispanic prenatal patients. Health Communication, 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2012.725124
 Tyler, J., Connaughton, S. L., Desrayaud, N., & Fedesco, H. (2012). Organizational impression management: Utilizing anticipatory tactics.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 336-348.
 Williams, E., & Connaughton, S. L. (2012). Expressions of identifications: The nature of talk and identity tensions among organizational members in a struggling organization. Communication Studies, 63, 457-481.
 Cooper, C. E., Hamel, S., & Connaughton, S. L. (2012). Explication of a communication network in a technology incubator.  Journal of Technology Transfer, 37, 433-453.  Published online September 2010.
 Connaughton, S. L., Shuffler, M., & Goodwin, G. (2011) Leading distributed teams: The communicative constitution of leadership. Military Psychology, 23, 502-527.

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