After graduating from college and working, I came to realize that business majors could not communicate and I became determined to figure out why. I still don't have the answer to that question, but I do enjoy researching interpersonal relationships (e.g., leadership and followership; mentoring, friendship) in organizations, instructional communication, and how our communication is gendered, raced, and classed. I teach mostly required classes in communication theory, research methods, and instructional communication with an organizational communication course thrown in every so often.
Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Kansas
M.A. in Speech Communication from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. in Communication Arts from Villanova University
B.S.B.A. in Finance from Villanova University
Dr. Violanti is interested in cultural and co-cultural communication.