Communication Studies

Daisy Lemus

Daisy Lemus
Organizational and Group Communication; Communication Theory and Methods
Office location:
MZ 216


Daisy Lemus

Daisy Lemus is a Professor of Communication Studies at the California State University in Northridge (CSUN). Her research and teaching focus on organizational communication and group dynamics. In addition to exploring intergroup communication in the workplace, she also

studies the success of faculty and students of color in higher education. Most recently, her work on retention strategies for students and faculty of color appears in one of the flagship journals in Communication Studies as well as at national and international conferences. 

 Prior to resuming her faculty role in 2019, she served as the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (and prior to that the Senior Director of Academic Personnel) in the Office of Faculty Affairs at CSUN where she developed professional development programming for department chairs and college deans as well as served as advisor to the Provost on matters of faculty compensation, hiring, evaluation, discipline, and general employee relations matters. At the CSU system, she was on the bargaining team where she supported faculty contract negotiations, including on issues such as faculty orientation and intellectual property. She also presented systemwide to department chairs and other faculty affairs administrators on employee relations strategies. Prior to that, Daisy was the Director of Faculty Development and Director of Professional Development for the campus. She developed faculty learning communities, engaged faculty to share expertise through programming with the Office of Human Resources, and expanded the support for teaching and research with internal grants.