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Maggie is a Communication Ph.D. Student at the University of South Florida and holds an M.A. (Mass Communication) and B.A. (General Studies/English) from Brigham Young University. 

Maggie is also a Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of South Florida and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tampa. She teaches courses on Communication Research Methods, Group Communication, Public Speaking, and Media Writing. 

Academically, Maggie is interested in understanding ways individuals, communities, and organizations face, navigate, manage, and overcome life difficulties. She is currently engaged in research and arts-based projects that examine narratives, communicative processes, and religious/spiritual practices that people of varying communities utilize to individually and collectively construct, develop, sustain, and grow faith, hope, and resilience.

Professionally, Maggie has held founding, directing, managing, and consulting roles in corporate, start-up, and agency talent acquisition settings. Maggie has built and/or restructured recruiting departments, a recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) firm, and talent acquisition agencies handling up to 100-1,000 hires annually. Maggie has personally recruited 1,000+ professional, managerial, and C-Suite positions for organizations nationwide throughout her career.


Organizational Communication, Community, Culture, Identity, Sensemaking, Crisis, Prayer, Faith, Hope, Resilience, Storytelling, Narrative Inquiry, Ethnography, Community Engaged Research


Patrice Buzzanell