Assistant Chair
Associate Professor

Organizational Communication
315 Bingham Hall
Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Alma College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder. Organizational Communication.

Current Research:

Dr. Dempsey teaches courses on organization, work and globalization, food politics, and contemporary social theory. She has written on topics including the politics of social change; voice, representation and accountability in the nonprofit sector; community and grassroots organizing; engaged scholarship; cultural ideologies of meaningful work; and transnational feminisms. Her research appears in journals such as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Communication Monographs, Feminist Media Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization, and Children’s Geographies. She is currently at work on a project on the politics of labor and reform in the U.S. food system.


♦♦♦recipient of the 2016 APPLES Service Learning: Teaching Excellence Award♦♦♦