Professor Edley teaches classes in organizational communication, gender and the workplace, corporate ethics and social responsibility, and qualitative research methods. Her research interests include the intersections of power, gender, and identity in organizations, alternative forms of organizing, work-life balance, and women-owned businesses. She has published multiple book chapters and journal articles in such prestigious journals as Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, Electronic Journal of Communication, Women and Language, Argumentation and Advocacy, etc.
In addition, Dr. Edley is committed to issues of social justice and tries to blend activism with her teaching and scholarship. She has participated in local, regional, and national protests of sexist, racist, and greedy organizational practices.
Rutgers University at New Brunswick: Ph.D., Communication 1997
Wake Forest University: M.A., Communication 1984
Wake Forest University: B.A., English
Areas of Expertise (9)
Gender and the Workplace
Corporate Social Responsibility
Qualitative Research Methods
Alternative Forms of Organization
Industry Expertise (3)
Public Relations and Communications
- Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today’s culture of democratic activism.
Body image and self‐esteem are examined through personal stories among Los Angeles college dancers who grew up in the Hollywood culture of the cult of slenderness.
This paper examines the stay-at-home father and how society responds to nontraditional gendered family roles.
Illustrates how the cultural practice of discursive essentializing in a woman-owned and operated business accomplished simultaneous agendas of power and resistance.