RISE Lab

Housed in the Wayne State University Department of Communication, the RISE Lab is active on a number of research projects that examine the communicative implications of “Resilient Institutions & Sustainable Environments” (RISE).

Broadly speaking, these projects study how communicative practices enable resilience and sustainability in a variety of organizations, ranging from for-profit companies to nonprofits, religious organizations to purpose-driven consultancies, government agencies to institutions of higher education. We research how the social, environmental, economic, and cultural dimensions of sustainability intersect in both old and new ways, shaping policy at the macro-level and interpersonal sense-making at the micro-level.

Learn more about our current projects and lab members HERE!