Amber Raile

 

 

Dr. Amber N. W. Raile

Associate Professor of Management
Director of Business Communications Curriculum

Office: 334 Jabs Hall

Email: amber.raile@montana.edu

Phone: (406) 994-6188

Courses:
BMGT 205 - Professional Business Communications
BMGT 406 - Negotiations/Dispute Resolution



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Research Interests

Political will and public will (PPW)

Positive organizational environments for employees

Expertise & Service

  • Consulting services (including surveys, focus groups, facilitation) bringing expertise to address communication issues faced by organizations
  • Workshops and training to develop effective communication, listening, conflict resolution, leadership communication, performance reviews, and other topics

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Bio

As an organizational communication scholar, Dr. Amber Raile believes that organizations are constituted through communication. This view conceptualizes communication as the force that develops, maintains, and changes our sense of ourselves, our relationships with others, the organizations in which we work, and even the countries in which we live. She sees communication as influence fundamental to organizing groups and consequently is interested in the role it plays in positive forms of organizing. Dr. Raile’s research agenda consists of two related streams:

(1) The role communication plays in creating a positive organizational environment for employees

 (2) Multi-level social change and issues related to defining, measuring, and securing political will and public will across contexts

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=DuUtPR8AAAAJ&view_op

ResearchGate profile:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amber_Raile

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Selected Publications

  • "Competent workplace communication: Analyzing, developing, evaluating," Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. (2014)
  • "Defining public will," co-authored with E.D. Raile, C.T. Salmon, and Lori A. Post, Politics & Policy, 42, 103-130. doi: 0.1111/polp.12063. (2014)
  • "Defining political will," co-authored with Lori A. Post and E.D. Raile (alphabetical), Politics & Policy, 38, 653-676. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-1346.2010.00253.x (2010)

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Awards

  • Co-PI on USAID Feed the Future grant for PPW research, 2015-present
  • Carstensen/Hofferman Excellence in Teaching Award, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 2015
  • Thomas Nopper Excellence in Teaching Award, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 2014
  • Bracken Curriculum Innovation Grant, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 2014
  • Bracken Curriculum Innovation Grant, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 2013

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Education

Ph.D., Organizational Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2008


M.A., Organizational Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2005

B.A., Organizational Communications, minor Psychology, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 2000

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