Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Amber N. W. Raile
Amber N. W. Raile joined the College of Business in fall 2012. She works with the business communications curriculum in the college. Prior to joining Montana State University, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University.
Amber graduated at the dawn of the century from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) with a B.A. in Organizational Communication. She moved to Washington, D.C. and spent three years enjoying the city and her work as a corporate trainer and human resources manager. Through this work, she discovered a passion for teaching and an intense interest in trying to better understand the problems experienced by the employees with whom she interacted every day. She decided to pursue graduate degrees at Michigan State University, where she earned an M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) in communication.
During her graduate work, Amber had the opportunity to coach accounting students on communication skills such as presenting, writing, and interviewing. Amber is excited to return to that applied focus in the College of Business.
In addition to teaching, Amber studies organizational communication and social influence in three main lines of research: interpersonal influence processes within the organization; the role communication plays in creating a positive workplace environment for employees; and multi-level social change and issues related to defining, measuring, and securing political and public will across contexts.
Amber is excited to join four generations of her family as an MSU Bobcat and introduce her sons to the joys of Montana.