Cris J. Tietsort

Assistant Professor, Organizational Communication; 4D Faculty Research Fellow Cha

  • Faculty

What I do

I teach and research around organizational thriving and leadership. My primary research explores the ways that we can cultivate compassion and connection in organizational contexts, as well as how we might cultivate the skills and character qualities that enable compassion in our lives. I teach courses in Leadership, Organizational Communication, Negotiation, and Research Methods. Across my teaching, I take an applied approach that invites students to not only know about a topic but become it through practice.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Communication, Arizona State University, 2021
  • MA, Theology, Whitworth University, 2016
  • BS, Biology, The College of Idaho, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • National Communication Association
  • Western States Communication Association
  • Academy of Management