Prof. Elizabeth Minei

Elizabeth Minei

Phone: (646) 312- 3720
Location: VC 8-240


Elizabeth Minei joins Baruch as Assistant Professor of Communication, with research interests in leadership, high-reliability organizations, small-group/team communication, entrepreneurial issues, globalization and glocalization, and cyberterrorism. She is fascinated by the intersection between interpersonal and organizational communication, and frequently studies leadership, supervisor-subordinate communication, organizational learning, small business growth, and message framing processes.  Professor Minei has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Stanley L. Saxon Applied Research Award for her work assessing the communication practices between firefighters and the Ragan-Kramer-Wieder Qualitative Dissertation Award for her work with small businesses.


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Organizational and Interpersonal Communication

M.A., University of Central Florida, Organizational and Interpersonal Communication

B.A., Queens University of Charlotte, Corporate Communication


National Communication Association
Lambda Pi Eta
Communication & the Future Division
Organizational Communication Division
Applied Research Division

Most recent publications:

Minei, E. M., & Eatough, E., Cohen-Charash, Y. (2018). Discursive leadership: Managing illegitimate work tasks through explanation and acknowledgement. Management Communication Quarterly, 1-28.

Minei, E. M., & Shearer-Dunn, K. (2017). Teaching group interdependence: A campus murder mystery activity. Communication Teacher, 172-176.

Breiner, T., & Minei, E. M. (2016). Corporate acculturation neglect in cross-border acquisitions: The case of Denmark and the United States. Journal of International Communication. 1-22.

Minei, E., (2016). Teaching small group communication: A Do Good project. Insight: Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 11(1), 1-15.

Minei, E. (2015). Discursive leadership: Harmonious and discordant framing-to-sensemaking outcomes. Journal of Creative Communications, 10(2), 141-160.

Taha, D., Hastings, S. O., & Minei, E. (2015). Shaping student activists: Discursive sensemaking of activism and participation research. The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(6), 1-15.

Minei, E., & Matusitz, J. (2013). Cyberterrorist messages: A semiotic analysis. Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, 1, 106-121.

Weger, H. Jr., Castle, G. R., Emmett, M. C., Minei, E. M. (2014). The relative effectiveness of active listening in initial interactions. International Journal of Listening, 28, 13-31.

Minei, E, & Bisel, R. (2013). Negotiating the meaning of team expertise: A firefighter team’s epistemic denial. Small Group Research, 44, 7-32.

Minei, E. & Matusitz, J. (2013). Diffusion and glocalization: Dialectical tensions for Wal-Mart in Mexico. Global Business Perspectives, 1, 106-121.

Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2013). New trends in globalization: An examination of the Brazilian case. Journal of Social Change, 43, 1, 1-19.

Minei, E. & Matusitz, J. (2012). Cyberspace as a new arena for terroristic propaganda: An updated examination. Poiesis and Praxis: International Journal of Technology, 9(1), 163-176.

Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2011). Cultural adaptation of an MNC in Mexico: A success story. Transition Studies 18(2), 418-429.

Minei, E., & Matusitz, J. (2011). Cyberterrorist messages and their effects on targets: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 21(8), 995-1019.

Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2009). Cyberterrorism: Its effects on health-related infrastructures. Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, 2(4), 161-171.

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