Stephanie Norander earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Ohio University. She joined UNC Charlotte in 2015 as the Executive Director of the Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) program in University College and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her work with CxC focuses on enhancing college curriculum and student learning through emphasis on communication (writing and speaking). In this role, she consults with faculty to create, implement, and assess innovative curricular changes that are integrated within the broader goals unique to each discipline. Her research focuses on organizational communication broadly and specifically on identities, gender, and difference, dialogic communication, and alternative organizing. She has published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, and Communication Studies in addition to numerous book chapters. Recently, she completed in-depth qualitative research with a National Writing Project site on professional identity development. A skilled facilitator, Dr. Norander has conducted numerous applied research and strategic planning projects with both local and international organizations.