Faculty Experts - Stacey Wieland, Ph.D.

Stacey Wieland, Ph.D.

Stacey Wieland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Villanova University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Work/Life Balance Issues and Meanings of Work
  • Gender, Identity and Culture
  • Qualitative Methods


Many of us define who we are by the work we do. Dr. Wieland, an authority on organizational communication, is a preeminent source for commentary on the meanings of work, work/life balance, culture, identity, globalization, and gender.


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • B.A., Calvin College

Selected Publications

  • Wieland, S.M.B., Bauer, J.C. & Deetz, S., "Excessive careerism and destructive life stresses: The role of entrepreneurialism in colonizing work identities." In P. Lutgen-Sandvik, & B. Sypher, (Eds.). "The destructive side of organizational communication: Processes, consequences and constructive ways of organizing." London and New York: Routledge, 2009.
  • Wieland, S.M., "Discourses of careerism, separatism, and individualism: A work/life communication response to the opt-out revolution," Electronic Journal of communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, 16 (3&4), 2006.
  • Kirby, E.L., Wieland, S.M. & McBride, M.C., "Work/life conflict." In J. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey (Eds.), Handbook of communication and conflict (pp. 327-357). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Graduate Part-Time Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Instructor, Calvin College
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California

Selected Research

  • "Making Sense of Work as a Part of Everyday Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Identity Work," (moving from dissertation to publications).
  • "How will you use your degree? The construction of higher education as instrumental," with Daniel Lair, University of Denver.
  • "Managing tensions between work and non-work in a "lifestyle" law firm," with Timothy R. Kuhn, University of Colorado, Boulder.

About Villanova
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