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Kari Pink

Communication

Education

MA, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Expected 2023)                                          BA, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000

Awards

Top Student Paper, Ethnography Division, NCA (2022)                                                                        Top Three Student Paper, Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group,    CSCA (2022)                                                                                                                                                    Melvin H. Miller High GPA Award (2022)                                                                                              Women’s & Gender Studies Paper Award (2022)                                                                                Melvin H. Miller High GPA Award (2021)                                                                                                    Melvin H. Miller MA Research Award (2021)                                                                                            Top Student Paper, Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group, CSCA (2021)        Top Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division, NCA (2020)

Publications

Pink, K. J. (2022). My grandmother, my hero: Storytelling, resilience, and intergenerational solidarity. Ohio Communication Journal60, pp. 79–90.

Riforgiate, S. E., & Pink, K. J. (2022). “If you only knew”: Team projects, work-life conflict, and conflict goals. In A. L. Meluch & H. L. Walter (Eds.), Casing Conflict Communication (pp. 167–174). Kendall Hunt.

Pink, K. J. & Godager, E. A. (2022). Avoiding “beige cubicle hell”: Emotions and work-life spillover among adventure workers. In J. Kahlow (Ed.), Cases on Organizational Communication and Understanding Understudied Groups (pp. 102–121). IGI Global. doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-3753-7.ch006

Godager, E. A., Coker, M. C., Davis, B. L., & Pink, K. J. (2021). Making sense of leaders’ exits: Extending exit socialization research through sensemaking. Communication Studies,                 doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2021.2011354

Conference Presentations

Pink, K. J. (2022, November). The emotional journey of fundamentalism: Longing for place, striving for perfection, and managing identity. Paper accepted to the Top Student Paper Panel in Ethnography Division at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Panel (2022, November). Honoring the Whole Person: Supporting Student and Faculty Identities and Life Beyond the Classroom. National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Panel (2022, November). Conflict Communication Case Studies in the Classroom: Honoring PLACE in the Teaching of Conflict and Communication. National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Pink, K. J., Coker, M. C., & Godager, E. A. (2022, April). “How much of my free time do I wanna sell?”: Discursively navigating conceptualizations of work-life as an adventure worker. Paper accepted to the Top Paper Panel in the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI.

Pink, K. J. & Godager, E. A. (2022, April). Emotion and work-life spillover among adventure workers: Case study training. Paper accepted to the Connecting Research and Practice: Five Research Based Organizational Training Modules Panel in the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI.

Pink, K. J. (2021, March). My grandmother, my hero: Storytelling and intergenerational solidarity. Paper accepted to the Top Student Paper Panel in the Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association (virtual).

Godager, E. A., Coker, M. C., Davis, B. L., & Pink, K. J. (2020, November). Shock, rumors, and chaos: An assessment of team communication after a leader’s organizational exit. Paper accepted to the Top Student Paper Panel in the Organizational Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN (virtual).

Pink, K. J. (2020, April). Selling makeup and misinformation: A case study of how organizational deception shapes identity. Paper accepted to Organizational Issues: A Collection of Case Studies Panel in the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association, Chicago, IL. *accepted, but not presented due to COVID-19 cancellation

Career Background

Director of Marketing & Communications – Donor Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2020 to present)

Campaign Communications Manager, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015-2020)

Stewardship Communications Writer, University of Rochester (2011-2015)

Associate Editor, Fahy-Williams Publishing (2001-2009)