People

  • Director

Cynthia Stohl is Professor in the Department of Communication, a Fellow and Past President of the International Communication Association, and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. A leading expert in globalization, networks, and organizational  processes, her most recent work addresses global organizing, collective action, and corporate social responsibility in the digital media environment.  She is currently co- PI on a research grant “Activism, technology and organizing: Transformations in collective action in Aotearoa” funded by the Marsden Fund, part of The Royal Society of New Zealand. In  2012 she received the Outstanding Book award for Collective Action in Organizations: Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change (co-authored with UCSB Professors Flanagin and Bimber). 

  • Associate Director

Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management and the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of the Master or Technology Management Program at UCSB. He holds appointments in the Technology Management Program and the Department of Communication. Leonardi’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. He is interested in how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help companies take advantage of their knowledge assets to create innovative products and services. Leonardi has won awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.