Michelle Shumate investigates the dynamics of interorganizational networks designed to impact large social issues, developing and testing theories to visualize, understand, and enable effective interorganizational networks in a variety of contexts including nongovernmental organization (NGO)-corporate partnerships, development and disease NGOs, expert-NGO partnerships in sustainable development, and interorganizational networks for healthy communities. She has published in a range of journals including Human Communication Research, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Communication. She was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award and a Beckman Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, where she was the director of the Interorganizational Networks research group.
|PhD||University of Southern California|
|MA||Communication, University of Southern California|
|BA||Communication, Pepperdine University|
Recent Awards and Honors
Career Award, National Science Foundation, 2010-2015
Beckman Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Center for Advanced Study, 2007-2008