Sarah Riforgiate

Sarah RiforgiateAssistant Professor

Email: sriforgi@k-state.edu
Campus Phone: 785-532-6776
Campus Address: 136 Nichols Hall

Education
M. A. and Ph. D. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
B. S. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL – Department of Speech Communication

Research
Dr. Riforgiate's academic endeavors concentrate on improving the understanding of the intersections of paid work and private life for individuals, while exploring practical solutions to reduce conflict. She has conducted a variety of organizational communication research projects including consideration of how independent consultants restructure their work to fit individual needs, how federally mandated organizational policies are communicated among organizational members, and positive organizational experiences, among other projects. She also has conducted research to help develop and test theories focusing on the division of domestic labor – a private life concern, which has a large influence on interpersonal relationships and organizational practices.

Publications
Dr. Riforgiate's research has been presented at various communication conferences and has appeared in the following journals:
Communication Monographs
Journal of Family Communication
Western Journal of Communication

Teaching
Organizational Communication
Business and Professional Speaking
Communication Internship Program
Organizational Communication Theory
Small Group Communication
Work/Life Challenges and Contemporary issues in Organizational Communication

Interpersonal
Communication in the Family
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Persuasion and Social Influence

Other Communication Courses
Introduction to Human Communication
Public Speaking

Graduate Level Courses
Perspectives in Human Communication