Irina Kopaneva, Ph.D.

Irina Kopaneva, Ph.D.

Irina Kopaneva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Communication

Highlights

Dr. Irina Kopaneva, a scholar and teacher with international experience, joined the Communication Department as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication in 2013

Her research builds on social constructionist and critical traditions. Specifically, she is interested in how leaders and employees co-construct organizational reality, how they view and communicate about mission, vision, and organizational identity and how they negotiate meaning. Currently, she is involved in research on benefit corporations. Her work has appeared in Communication Research, Human Communication Research, and Management Communication Quarterly and has been honored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Fulbright Open Initiative, and President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative, UC.

She teaches courses in diversity, leadership, organizational and intercultural communication. Previously, she taught at Washington State University-Pullman such courses as Intercultural Processes in Global Contexts, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Language and Human Behavior.

She also directs the Organizational Communication sequence of the Professional Communication Track.

Education

  • Ph.D., Washington State University (Organizational Communication)
  • Ph.D., Voronezh State University (Linguistics, Language Theory)
  • M.A., Voronezh State University (Linguistics, Intercultural Communication)
  • B.A., Voronezh State University (English, Translation)