About Me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Wayne State University.

My research focuses on the communicative implications of organizing sustainably. At the Resilient Institutions and Sustainable Environments (R.I.S.E.) Lab, which I lead, we examine issues such as: sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, leadership, career and meaningful work, and organizing for social change. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University in 2013, and my Masters degree from the School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University in 2009. Prior to this, I worked in the news broadcast and public relations fields in India for three and a half years.

I teach classes on organizational communication, leadership communication, small group communication, new media technologies and strategic communication, communication theory, ethnography, and qualitative research methods, among others. In December 2011, I launched and am currently Senior Editor of a teaching resource designed for students and faculty of organizational communication, which gathers contemporary instances of “organizational communication in the news.” I have won several awards for my research at national and international scholarly conferences, and my work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Journal of Applied Communication Research, Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Environmental Communication, and Communication Theory.

You can contact me for collaborative and/or consulting work at: rahul.mitra@wayne.edu. I can also be found at academia.edu, researchgategoogle-scholar, and on twitter @rahulmitra.

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