PhD, University of Kansas, 2010
Leilani is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Maryville University. Her main areas of teaching and research are organizational communication, intercultural communication and health communication. Dr. Carver’s most recent research explores career communication including career selection processes, college graduates transition to work and generational differences at work. Leilani teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses primarily focusing upon Organizational Communication including Professional and Organizational Communication, Professional and Organizational Ethics, Diversity and Global Communication and Health Communication. Dr. Carver also serves as the Internship Coordinator for Maryville’s department of communication.
Taught a summer study abroad course on International Career Development in Sydney, Australia, summer, 2011.
Writing an evidence-based popular press book to assist college students in effective career selection.
Collaborating with the Director of Maryville’s Health and Wellness Department to create a student centered health campaign in the
Fall 2011 Health Communication course.
Presented research paper entitled The Bridge of Vocational Calling: Corporate Chaplains and the Stabilizing Discourse of Calling at
the National Communication Association’s annual conference in November 2010.
Presented research paper entitled A Whopper of a Stereotype: Burger King’s Racist Mexican Advertisement at the National Communication
Association’s annual conference in November 2010.
Selected as Lead Guest Speaker at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Image Seminar hosted by SIUE’s Career Services in
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010
Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Maryville University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the intersection of social media and emerging technologies with public relations and organizational communication. Dr. Dohrman also studies entrepreneurship and innovation and the ways that communication professionals must be innovative in their work. Dr. Dohrman has also studied and taught courses in gender and communication for several years.
- Working as an Extension Services Consultant for the National Center for Women in Information Technology
- Co-authored a book review on The Handbook of Business Discourse for a 2011 issue of Management Communication Quarterly, volume 25, pages 375-380.
- Co-authored book chapter which is currently in-press: Duval-Couetil, N. & Dohrman, R. L. (in print). Development of a multi-disciplinary women and leadership course as a means of increasing awareness of and involvement by women in entrepreneurship education. To be published in E. L. Ruminski & A. M. Holba (Eds.), Communicative understandings of women’s leadership development: From ceilings of glass to labyrinth paths. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.
- Co-authored published book chapter: Buzzanell, P. M., Dohrman, R. L., & D’Enbeau, S. (2010). Problematizing political economy differences and their respective work-life policy constructions. In D. K. Mumby (Ed.), Reframing difference in organizational communication studies: Research, pedagogy, practice (pp. 245-266). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Attended the 2010 National Communication Association conference and being co-author on paper presentation titled “Multitasking identity: Online identity performance as multitasking, multicasting, and resistance”
- Attended the 2010 Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender conference and participating on a panel titled “Giving birth to your dissertation/thesis: Feminist mentoring and prenatal, labor, delivery and postpartum care.”