B.A., Northeastern University, M.A., Rutgers University
Melissa is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests revolve around interorganizational collective action, in both online and offline contexts. Currently, Melissa is studying the knowledge sharing behavior and attitudes of people doing international development work. Melissa's research seeks to better understand the theoretical dynamics of collective action at an interorganizational level, in addition to providing a better understanding of the practical implications of the knowledge sharing dynamics operating within the humanitarian sector.
Bator, M. & Stohl, C. (2011). New partnerships for a new generation of corporate social responsibility. In O. Ihlen, J. Bartlett, & S. K. May (Eds.), Handbook of communication corporate social responsibility. Wiley-Blackwell.
Flanagin, A. J., & Bator, M. (2010). The utility of information and communication technologies in organizational knowledge management. In H. E. Canary & R. D. McPhee (Eds.), Communication and organizational knowledge: Contemporary issues for theory and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Routledge/LEA.
Teaching Assistant Positions
Comm 87 Statistics
Comm 88 Research Methods
Comm 116 The Internet, Communication & Contemporary Society
Comm 131 Organizational Communication: A Global Perspective
Comm 121 Communication & Conflict
Comm 150 Group Communication in Multiple Contexts
Comm 166 Marketing Communication
Geog 20 Geography of Surfing
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