University of Southern California

Jolanta Aritz
Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-821-5483
Education: 
PhD, University of Southern California; MA, University of Illinois - Chicago; BA, Vilnius University

Overview

Jolanta Aritz specializes in intercultural business communication, small-group decision-making, and leadership communication. Professor Aritz is co-editor of the book Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication and author of numerous articles. She received awards from the USC Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching (2008), the USC Mellon Mentoring Grant (2006), the USC Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative (2007), CIBER International Research Fund (2010), and the C.R. Anderson Research Foundation for Innovative Research in Business Communication (2011). Professor Aritz is a former Fulbright scholar and serves on the USC Advisory Committee on National and International Graduate Fellowships.

Research

Women Doing Leadership: The Double Bind and Leadership Styles 2015
Introduction 2014
Leadership Styles in Multicultural Groups: Americans and East Asians Working Together 2014
Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence. 2014
Three Leadership Communication Styles 2012
Anatomy of an Undergraduate Business Study Tour Revisited: An Integrated Approach 2012
The effects of leadership style on intercultural group communication in decision-making meetings 2012
2012
Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication 2012
Introduction 2012
chapter 2.C. Management Communication 2011
2011
Cross-cultural leadership styles 2010
Multicultural groups in decision-making meetings: Language proficiency and group performance. 2010
Cognitive organization and identity maintenance in cross-cultural teams: A discourse analysis of decision-making meetings 2010
Cognitive organization and identity maintenance in cross-cultural teams: A discourse analysis of decision-making meetings 2009
The Effects of Team Composition on Multicultural Group Performance 2007
The Effects of Team Composition on the Performance in Decision-making Meetings. 2007
Multicultural Team Dynamics and Attitudes about Group Work 2007
A Videotaped Interaction Analysis of Member Contribution in Multicultural Groups 2006
Language Loss or Linguistic Innovation: Controversial Evidence from American Lithuanian Discourse 2002
"Self," "Familiar," and "Others" in the Narrative Structure of American Lithuanian 2001
Evidence Against Monostylism in Language Loss Situations: Subject Focus Constructions in American Lithuanian 2001
The Beginnings of Language Loss in Discourse: A case study of referentiality in American Lithuanian. 2001
The Effects of the Primarily Oral Function of American Lithuanian on Writing 2001
The Problem of Identity in Emigre and Full Language 1999
Leadership in Intercultural Dialogue: A Discursive Approach