Patrice Buzzanell

Distinguished Professor

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Office: CIS 3054


Patrice M. Buzzanell (Ph.D., Purdue) is Distinguished University Professor in and immediate Past Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida as well as Endowed Visiting Professor for the School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Most recently, she has been honored with the 2021 Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award from the International Communication Association (ICA), the 2021 Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award from the National Communication Association (NCA), and induction into the 2020 Hall of Fame of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA). Fellow and Past President of ICA, she also has served as President of the Council of Communication Associations and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG). She is an NCA Distinguished Scholar and Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecturer; she has served on the NCA Publication, Research, and Doctoral Education Councils as well as the NCA Presidential Task Force on Inclusivity. Her research coalesces around career, work-life policy, resilience, gender, and engineering design in micro-macro contexts. Her internal and external grants total around $3.5 million with her NSF funding focusing on engineering ethics scales and everyday ethical processes as well as design thinking for the professional formation of engineers. She has published: 4 edited books; and over 300 journal articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries, and engineering education proceedings. She edited Management Communication Quarterly and co-edited special issues and forums in communication and other disciplines on: resilience communication; women’s career equality and leadership; sustainability; spirituality and work; organizing for reliability, resilience, and safety; and other areas. She currently serves on 20 editorial boards. She has delivered distinguished lectures and keynote addresses in Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, and the United States. Among her other awards and honors, she has received ICA’s 2016 B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award, Purdue’s 2014 Provost Outstanding Mentor Award and 2015 Distinguished University Professor, the 2014 Velux Fonden Faculty Research Fellow from the Copenhagen Business School, visiting scholar appointments, and feminist teacher-mentor and research awards from OSCLG, NCA, and ICA, among others.


Organizational Communication, career, work-life policy, resilience, gender, and design

RESEARCH clusters

Organizational Communication; Interpersonal and Relational Communication