Amy S O'Connor
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
206 Church St SE
206 Murphy Hall
Amy O'Connor's research explores how corporations and stakeholders communicatively co-construct what corporate social responsibility (CSR) means. My approach is grounded in the belief that the value of CSR is constituted through communication, subject to institutional level pressures, and is relationship based. My work blends institutional theory, issue-management, and strategic communication literature with the Symbiotic Sustainability Model to examine corporate-NGO partnerships specifically and the effects of CSR communication broadly. O'Connor's research has been published in numerous scholarly outlets and has been featured by the Conference Board of Directors. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant. She has won numerous teaching awards during her career and she is passionate about creating a vibrant and engaged classroom for all students.