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Allison Soeller - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Allison Soeller Allison Soeller

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


Professor Allison Soeller received her B.A. in politics from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Southern California. She specializes in organizational and group communication, health care organizations, and strategic communication. Her current research focuses on interprofessional collaboration, team cultures and power dynamics, preventable medical error, care disparities, and palliative care. She is currently building on her dissertation research, which examined the role of communication in enabling successful interprofessional team care in a hospital, to look at specific care team roles and communication around end-of-life care. Prior to joining the faculty at LMU, Dr. Soeller worked as a researcher for the palliative care team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she also conducted her dissertation research. She has over five years of teaching and training experience at the undergr aduate, graduate, and executive levels. Most recently, she taught for two years in the graduate communication management program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Education (3)

Mount Holyoke College: B.A., Politics 2005

University of Southern California: M.A., Communication 2014

University of Southern California: Ph.D., Communication 2014


Areas of Expertise (8)

Organizational Communication Health Care Organizations Group & Interpersonal Communication Organizational Culture Organizational Change Strategic Communication Corporate Communication Marketing Communication

Industry Expertise (2)

Health Care - Services Training and Development

Affiliations (4)

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Academy of Management
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association