Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Waks teaches communication theory, persuasion, and group dynamics. She is an expert in leadership training, mediation, and conflict management.
Her main research interest is in the interplay of cognitions, attitudes, and emotions in conflict creation and conflict management, in organizations and in groups.
Dr. Waks has published in the Journal of Communication, the Howard Journal of Communication, and elsewhere.
Besley, J.C., McComas, K.A., & Waks, L. (2007). Media use and the perceived justice of local science authorities. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 83.4, 801-818.
McComas, K.A., Tuite, L., Waks, L., & Sherman, L. A. (2007). Predicting satisfaction and outcome acceptance with advisory committee meetings: The role of procedural justice. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37.5, 905-927.