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Danielle Corple, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

On Faculty since 2019




Dr. Corple's research areas are organizations, new media, and social justice. Some of her recent projects include how social enterprises support trafficking survivors, how domestic violence survivors communicate and organize online, and how organizational cultures shape issues of diversity and inclusion. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Corple is passionate about organizing for social change, having worked and/or volunteered at a number of 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

Cedarville University
B.A., English

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

Corple, D.J. (November, 2018). The entrepreneurial nonprofit: Constructing resilience via social enterprise. Paper

presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

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. (October, 2018). Empowerment at ‘work’: Examining economic empowerment in organizations serving survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Paper presented at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

Corple, D.J. (November, 2017). Organizing exclusion: Gendered power and contradictions within Wikipedia. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Corple, D.J., Linabary, J.R., & Cooky, C. (November, 2017). “So powerful”: Examining the sense-making of feminist hashtags #WhyIStayed/#WhyILeft. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Corple, D.J. (November, 2017). Telling a different story: Alternative accounts of domestic violence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

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

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