Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., Purdue University
    • M.A., Purdue University
    • B.A., Communication University of China
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Ziyu Long is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication in the Relational and Organizational Communication Area. She teaches classes in organizational, group, and career communications as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Ziyu’s research interests include career, mentoring, entrepreneurship, and gendered organizing in today’s globalized and digitalized workplace. Her current projects investigate career resilience and resistance practices of women entrepreneurs in China, Denmark, and the United States; graduate student parents’ negotiation of work-life issues; the enactment of new career forms afforded by digital technology; and inclusivity and mentoring in higher education with a focus on the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Ziyu’s research has appeared in such outlets as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Women’s Studies in Communication, Journal of Business and Technical CommunicationCommunication EducationThe Electronic Journal of Communication, as well as a number of edited books and conference proceedings.


Full text for most articles available at:

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., & Kuang, K. (2018). Chinese Post80s generational resilience: Implications of chengyu (成语) as guides for dealing with adversity. International Journal of Business Communication. Epub ahead of print February 13, 2018. doi: 10.1177/2329488417747598

Long, Z., & Wilhoit, E.D. (2018). Bounded fluidity, branded authenticity, and dependable independence: How tensions enact flexibility in lifestyle blogging career. Journal of Applied Communication Research,46, 368-387. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2018.1467570

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Kokini, K., Wilson, R.F., Anderson, L.B., & Batra, J.C. (2018). Mentoring women and minority faculty in Engineering: A multidimensional mentoring network approach. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 24, 121–145. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2017019277

Long, Z., King, A.S., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2018). Ventriloqual voicings of parenthood in graduate school: An intersectionality analysis of work-life negotiations. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 223-242. doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1435901


Linabary, J.R., Long, Z., Mouton, A., Rao, R.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2017). Embracing tensions in feminist organizational communication pedagogies. Communication Education, 66, 257–279. doi:10.1080/03634523.2016.1257818

Long, Z. (2016). A feminist ventriloquial analysis of “Hao Gongzuo”(good work): Politicizing Chinese Post80s women’s constructions of meanings of work. Women’s Studies in Communication, 39, 422-441. doi: 10.1080/07491409.2016.1224991

Long, Z., Buzzanell. P.M., & Kuang, K. (2016). Positioning work amid discontinuities and continuities: Chinese Post80s workers’ dialogical constructions of meanings of work. Management Communication Quarterly, 30, 532-556. doi: 10.1177/0893318916636237

Long, Z. (2016). Managing legitimacy crisis for state-owned non-profit organization: A case study of the Red Cross Society of China. Public Relations Review, 42, 372-374. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.09.011

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Wu, M., Mitra, R., Kuang, K., & Suo, H. (2015). Global communication for organizing sustainability and resilience. China Media Research, 11, 67-77. Retrieved from

Buzzanell, P.M., Long, Z., Anderson, L.B., Kokini, K., & Batra, J.C. (2015). Mentoring in academe: A feminist poststructural lens on stories of women engineering faculty of color. Management Communication Quarterly, 29, 440-457. doi:10.1177/0893318915574311. OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article Award.

Duval-Couetil, N., & Long, Z. (2014). Career impacts of entrepreneurship education: How and when students intend to utilize entrepreneurship in their professional lives. Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 26, 63-87. Journal of Small Business Management Editor’s Choice Award.

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Anderson, L.B., Batra. J.C., Kokini, K., & Wilson, R.F. (2014). Episodic, network, and intersectional mentoring: Taking a communicative stance on mentoring in the workplace. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 38 (pp. 390-414). New York, NY: Routledge.

Long, Z., Kuang, K., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2013). Legitimizing and elevating telework: Chinese constructions of a nonstandard work arrangement. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 27, 243-262. doi:10.1177/1050651913479912


  • SPCM 433: Communication in Organizations

  • SPCM 633: Discourse, Work, and Organization

  • SPCM 638: Communication Research Methods

  • SPCM 792 Career and Intersectionality