University of Southern California

Jolanta Aritz
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-author (with Robyn Walker) of the book Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence and co-editor of the Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication book which received the 2012 Distinguished Publication on Business Communication award from the Association of Business Communication. 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

Walker, R. C., and Aritz, J. M. (2015) "Women Doing Leadership: The Double Bind and Leadership Styles," International Journal of Business Communication.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2014) "Leadership Styles in Multicultural Groups: Americans and East Asians Working Together," International Journal of Business Communication..
Walker, R. C., and Aritz, J. M., Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence., Business Expert Press, LLC, New York, NY 2014.
Aritz, J. M., and Bargiela-Chiappini, F. (2014) "Introduction," Journal of Business Communication.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2012) "Three Leadership Communication Styles,".
Aritz, J. M. (2012) "Anatomy of an Undergraduate Business Study Tour Revisited: An Integrated Approach,".
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C., Aritz, J., and Walker, R., eds. Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Lanham, Maryland 2012.
Aritz, J. M. (2012) "," Journal of Business Communication, 49 (1), 95-101.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C., "Introduction," in Aritz, J., and Walker, R., eds., Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C., "The effects of leadership style on intercultural group communication in decision-making meetings," in Heynderickx, P., Dieltjens, S., Jacobs, G., Gillaerts, P., and de Groot, E., eds., The Language Factor in International Business: New Perspectives on Research, Teaching and Practice, Linguistic Insights series. Bern: Peter Lang 2012.
Aritz, J. M., "chapter 2.C. Management Communication," in Bhatia, V., and Bremner, S., eds., Handbook of Professional Communication, Routledge 2011.
Aritz, J. M., Aritz, J., Walker, R., and Bargiela Ciappini, F., eds. , Routledge Publishing 2011.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2010) "Cross-cultural leadership styles," The Global Business and Technology Association.
Aritz, J. M. (2010) "Multicultural groups in decision-making meetings: Language proficiency and group performance.," Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 20 (2), 307-321.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2010) "Cognitive organization and identity maintenance in cross-cultural teams: A discourse analysis of decision-making meetings," Journal of Business Communication, 47 (1), 20-42.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2009) "Cognitive organization and identity maintenance in cross-cultural teams: A discourse analysis of decision-making meetings," Journal of Business Communication , 47 (1), 20-42.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2007) "The Effects of Team Composition on Multicultural Group Performance," The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 7 (2), 225-230.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2007) "The Effects of Team Composition on the Performance in Decision-making Meetings.," 2007 Hawaii International Conference on Business Proceedings.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C. (2007) "Multicultural Team Dynamics and Attitudes about Group Work," Southwest Academy of Management Proceedings 614-632.
Walker, R. C., and Aritz, J. M. (2006) "A Videotaped Interaction Analysis of Member Contribution in Multicultural Groups," The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6 (4), 141-150.
Aritz, J. M. (2002) "Language Loss or Linguistic Innovation: Controversial Evidence from American Lithuanian Discourse," Lituanus Foundation, Inc. .
Aritz, J. M. (2001) "Evidence Against Monostylism in Language Loss Situations: Subject Focus Constructions in American Lithuanian," Vilnius University Press pp. 83-90.
Aritz, J. M. (2001) "The Beginnings of Language Loss in Discourse: A case study of referentiality in American Lithuanian.,".
Aritz, J. M. (2001) "The Effects of the Primarily Oral Function of American Lithuanian on Writing," Applied Linguistics, 12:2, pp. 149-171.
Aritz, J. M. (2001) ""Self," "Familiar," and "Others" in the Narrative Structure of American Lithuanian," Lituanus Foundation Inc. pp. 65-80.
Aritz, J. M. (1999) "The Problem of Identity in Emigre and Full Language," Stockholm University Press.
Aritz, J. M., and Walker, R. C., "Leadership in Intercultural Dialogue: A Discursive Approach," in Haydari, N., and Holmes, P., eds., Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue , Kendall Hunt Publishing.