The Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication fosters a collaborative and engaged research environment. Students are expected to work closely with peers and faculty on research, and some even collaborate with faculty and students on interdisciplinary projects in other academic units, such as the GW School of Business. 

Our faculty are regularly awarded prestigious research grants to further their work in our core program areas, and they receive recognition of their scholarship in top academic journals. For more information on faculty research, view their individual bio pages or visit News & Events.




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Faculty research within the Communication Program has included the study of organizational culture and mental health in China’s public transit organizations, the LGBTQ experience within college athletics, and the identity and psychological well-being of second-generation Asian American immigrants.

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Organizational Sciences


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Research within the Organizational Sciences Program has focused on topics relating to women’s leadership development, how people deal with complex choices, mentorship on corporate boards and voluntary business standards for multinational enterprises.

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I-O Psychology


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Faculty from the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program have delved into research relating to the future of workforce training, perceptions of generational differences, college women’s attitudes toward leadership, the relationship between team diversity and performance, virtual reality algorithms in virtual interviews, adaptive organizational culture, organizational decline and the psychological effects of employee surveillance.

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Research News

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Dr. YoungJu Shin's research article published in Communication Monographs Journal

Communication Faculty, Dr. YoungJu Shin, recently had her research on the effects of acculturation stress published in the Communication Monographs Journal

Wendy Riemann

Dr. Wendy Riemann's New Research Identifies What to Say to Someone After Experiencing a Broken Marriage Engagement

Dr. Riemann's research on social support after a broken marriage engagement was recently published in the journal Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare.

Doug Barry

Dr. Douglas Barry's Op-Ed featured in The Hill

OSC faculty Dr. Douglas Barry's Op-Ed, "What will it take to see real change from social media companies?" featured in The Hill