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Danielle Corple, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

On Faculty since 2019




Dr. Corple researches organizations, new media, and social change. Some of her recent projects include how nonprofit social enterprises support trafficking survivors, how domestic violence survivors communicate and organize online, and how organizational cultures shape issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is currently engaged in a long-term participatory research project to understand how grassroots women leaders of nonprofits aim to change funding and decision-making in the development sector.

In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Corple is passionate about organizing for social change, having worked and/or volunteered at various nonprofit organizations that fight gender-based violence. In her free time, Dr. Corple enjoys reading, board games, and traveling. Her dream is to one day play her favorite board game, Carcassonne, in the city of Carcassonne, France.

Purdue University
Ph.D., Organizational Communication

Purdue University
M.A., Communication, Technology, and Society

Cedarville University
B.A., English

  • Organizational culture and communication
  • Nonprofits and social enterprises
  • Issues of vulnerability and gender-based violence
  • Diversity and equity in organizations
  • Social media ethics and activism
  • Qualitative research
  • Organizational Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Online Communication: Issues and Ethics
  • Group and Professional Communication
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Interviewing Principles and Practices
  • Public Speaking

Linabary, J.R., Corple, D.J., & Rawat, M. (July, 2022). Reimagining ‘development’: Using co-design to build a more participatory research process. Paper presented at the annual Aspen Engaged Scholarship Conference, Aspen, CO.

Corple, D.J. (November, 2021). Empowerment ‘at work’?: Constructing ‘economic empowerment’ at organizations serving survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Corple, D.J.  (November, 2021). Renewal and transformation in nonprofit communication: Envisioning research and teaching in the post-COVID era. Panel presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Corple, D.J., Linabary, J.R., & Cooky, C. (November, 2020). “He never hit me, #WhyIStayed”: Countering the domestic violence master narrative. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Corple, D.J. (November, 2020). The entrepreneurial nonprofit: Theorizing organizational economic empowerment. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.  

Corple, D.J. (November, 2020). Pedagogy at a crossroads: How to teach when students are struggling for survival. Panel presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.  

Corple, D.J., Torres, D., Zoltowski, C.B., Eddington, S., Brightman, A.O., & Buzzanell, P.M. (June, 2019). What you need to succeed: Examining culture and capital in biomedical engineering undergraduate education. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.

Corple, D.J., Kenny Feister, M., Buzzanell, P.M., Zoltowski, C.B., Miller, K.E., & Torres, D. (November, 2018). Engineering gender identities: Women engineers in service learning. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Corple, D.J., & Linabary, J.R. (forthcoming). Digital activism ethics. In A. Pinchevski, P. Buzzanell, & J. Hannan (Eds), Handbook of Communication Ethics. Routledge.  

Corple, D.J. (forthcoming). Empowerment at work?: Examining employment-based economic empowerment initiatives for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Violence Against Women.

Corple, D.J., Linabary, J.R., & Cooky, C. (2021). “He never hit me, #WhyIStayed”: Countering the U.S. domestic violence master narrative. Journal of Applied Communication Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2021.1942134

Eddington, S.E., Corple, D.J., Buzzanell, P.M., Zoltowski, C.B., & Brightman, A.O. (2020). Addressing organizational cultural conflicts in engineering with design thinking. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ncmr.12191

Linabary, J.R., Corple, D.J., & Cooky, C. (2019). Feminist activism in digital space: Postfeminist contradictions in #WhyIStayed. New Media & Society, 22(10), 1827–1848. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444819884635

Corple, D.J., M., Zoltowski, C., Kenny Feister, M., & Buzzanell, P. (2020). Understanding ethical reasoning in design. Journal of Engineering Education. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20312

Corple, D.J., & Linabary, J.R. (2019). From data points to people: Feminist situated ethics in online big data research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2019.1649832

Linabary, J.R. & Corple, D.J. (2018). Privacy for whom?: A feminist intervention in online research practice. Information, Communication, & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2018.1438492