College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Maggie Boyraz

Maggie Boyraz

Office: Building 1-319F
Phone: 909-869-3494

Maggie Boyraz (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of Communication. She received her B.S. in Marketing and Management from a university in Poland and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Brooklyn College (CUNY). She teaches in the Organizational Communication option. Her dissertation was about how diversity and distribution in global teams impacts subgroup formation, team processes and outcomes. Currently her main scholarly interests include communication in global virtual teams, diversity and innovation on team and organizational level, as well as personal and organizational communication technology use.

Previously, she worked in administrative and HR-related positions, including for a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) company managing client relations, training and development for multinational client companies. She once moved from Poland to the East Coast of the US and recently from the East to the West Coast. 

Professor Boyraz teaches:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Group Communication (Group Discussion)

Sample Publications:

Gibbs, J. L., & Boyraz, M. (2015). International HRM’s role in managing global teams. In Collings, D. G., Wood, G., & Caligiuri, P. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. Routledge.

Boyraz, M., Catona, D., & Krishnan, A. (2015). Who is retweeted in times of political protest? An analysis of characteristics of top Tweeters and top retweeted users during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 23, 99-119.

Boyraz, M. (2016, July). It depends. Issues with faultline measurement and their impact on perceived subgroups, performance and innovation in global virtual teams. Poster presented at the INGRoup Association Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Gibbs, J., Sivunen, A., Boyraz, M., & Nordbäck, E. (2014, May). Investigating the affordances of group-based ICTs for global team participation, conflict, and identification. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.