PhD, Communication Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
MA, Communication Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
BA, Speech Communication, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Riforgiate’s research concentrates on the intersections of organizational and interpersonal communication, particularly in regards to public paid work and private life in order to increase understanding and develop practical solutions to improve interactions. Research project topics include communication pertaining to work-life concerns, emotions in organizations, conflict negotiation, organizational leadership, and policy communication.
Communication and Leadership
Communication in Organizations Proseminar: The Discipline of Communication Qualitative Research in Communication Work/Life Intersections and Communication
Riforgiate, S. Graduate student socialization: Getting somewhere. Communication Education.
Riforgiate, S., & Tracy, S. J. (2022). Management, organizational communication and emotion. G. L. Schiewer, J. Altarriba & B. C. Ng (Ed.). Handbook on language and emotion. Boston, MA: De Gruyer Mouton.
Riforgiate, S. E., & Sepulveda, S. (2021, August). Managing and being managed by emotions.
Francois Cooren & Peter Stucheli-Herlach (Ed.). Handbook of Management Communication
, 511-528. De Gruyter Mouton.
Riforgiate, S., Gattoni, A., & Kahlow, J. (2021, February). “Shhhhh, I’m working!”: Working from home and struggling to manage relationships. C. Liberman & K. Wright (Ed.). Casing Mediated Communication. Kendall Hunt.
Norval, S. E., & Riforgiate, S. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). "They saved my life!": Exploring alternative communication frameworks for mental health.
L. Lippert, R. Hall, A. Miller-Ott & D.C. Davis (Ed.). Health: History, concepts, & perspectives
, 81-100. New York, NY: Lexington.