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Dr. Elizabeth Minei, Ph.D.

I don't take myself this seriously. Seriously.

Hi, I'm Liz and I love to work with people and solve problems.


The way I work is personal. I want to hear your story, your goals, and the desires you hope to achieve. How could the results be tailored to you otherwise?


-Knowledge is Power


Presidential Teaching Nominee (Baruch 2017)

Hybrid/Online Teaching Fellow (Baruch, 2017)

Stanley Saxon Applied Research Award (2016)

Outstanding Professor Nominee, (Baruch, 2016)

​Outstanding MA Ed Nominee, (Baruch, 2016)

Applied Research Award, (NCA, 2014)

Outstanding Dissertation Award (OU; 2013)

Grad Doctoral Student of the Year (OU; 2012)

Stanley Saxon Applied Research Award, (2011)

Top Paper Award, (NCA, 2011)

Top Paper Award, (NCA; 2010)

Grad Masters Student of the Year (UCF; 2009)

Outstanding Thesis Award (UCF; Dept., 2009)

Outstanding Thesis Award (UCF; School, 2009)


CITI Research Training Certification

CUNY Workplace Violence Prevention Certification



Multilingual Writers and Speakers (2017)

Hybrid and Online Teaching (2017)


Classes Taught:


Public Speaking

Introduction to Communication

Organizational Communication

Communication for Executives

Business and Professional Communication

Small Group Communication

Managerial Communication



Organization Communication

Qualitative Research Methods



How can I help?



The Basics: I have lived, worked, and traveled all over the United States helping individuals, teams, and organizations solve some of their toughest problems. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Communication, specializing in leadership, high-reliability organizations, small-group/team communication, entrepreneurial issues, and personality.


Academic Experience: I have been a college professor since 2007 and have edited thousands of papers, led hundreds of students through thesis and capstone projects, and have assisted students in crafting award-winning speeches. 


Professional Experience: I have worked as a Career Center liaison- specializing in resumes, cover letters, and developing a personal brand. I have assisted individuals through med school, law school, graduate school, and undergraduate applications. I have consulted with professionals in fields ranging from medicine, to business, public safety and health, law, marketing, recruiting, and sports. I have also been a content developer, partnering with organizations like the Weather Center to develop copy.


Public Speaking Experience: One of the best parts about gathering knowledge is sharing that knowledge! I have spoken publically at conferences all over the country on all kinds of topics and to all kinds of audiences. I speak about best practices in organizations, from how to develop planned change messages, to developing strong group and team communication processes, to communicating across intercultural barriers. You can build so many bridges by delivering an impactful message to the right audience.


Consulting Experience:  Consulting clients have ranged from small business owners, to firefighting teams, to medical doctors. As an organizational consultant I help teams and organizations overcome common workplace problems, from lack of synergy, personality problems, or chronic miscommunication among members of a work-team. I offer personalized and tailored services to help improve your work relationships.

My Favorite Part: Hearing about the results! I love when clients call me to tell me they were accepted to their #1 choice for school, or they were offered their dream job, or that there have been positive, long-term changes in the workplace stemming from recommendations made on-site.



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, North Carolina- Corporate Communication


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

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

Breiner, T., & Minei, E. (2016). Corporate Acculturation Neglect: The Case of Denmark and the United States. Journal of International Communication, 1-25. 


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), 1-20.


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


Weger, H. Jr., Castle, G. R., Minei, E. M., & Emmett, M. (2014). Active listening in initial interactions: Perceptions of perceived understanding, social attraction, and conversational satisfaction. International Journal of Listening, 28(1), 13-31.


Minei, E., & Matusitz, J. (2013). Cyberterrorist messages: A semiotic perspective. Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, 197, 276-281.


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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