Monahan, Diane

Title: Associate Professor of Communication Management
Chair, Department of Communication and Marketing

Department: Department of Communication and Marketing

Phone: 352-588-7383



  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Florida State University
  • Master of Arts, Communication, University of Central Florida
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Communication Sciences, Temple University


Dr. Diane Monahan is Chair of the Department of Communication and Marketing and Assistant Professor of Communication Management. She oversees the communication management, marketing (both undergraduate and graduate programs), and multimedia management programs. She joined the Saint Leo University faculty in fall 2010. She grew up in Longwood Florida area. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Florida State University in Psychology with a minor in Communication, a Masters of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida, and a Doctorate in Communication Sciences with cognate areas of Social Psychology and Quantitative Methods from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Monahan has taught at East Carolina University, Keene State College and Belmont University prior to joining the faculty at Saint Leo University. At Belmont University she served as the Program Director of the Organizational and Corporate Communication program and the Coordinator of Internships. She first started teaching in higher education in 1995 at the University Central Florida’s College of Business before earning her doctorate. Dr. Monahan has served as a consultant for non-profit and for-profit organizations improving communication with stakeholders, conducting communication audits, improving conflict culture, and identifying risk factors workplace aggression. She also has worked with international adoption agencies. As chair at Saint Leo University, she is engaged with her Department’s Industry Advisory Council.

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Monahan’s professional and research interests can easily be categorized into three broad areas: (1) interpersonal processes within organizations, such as conflict and workplace aggression; (2) organizational systems that impact employees, such a conflict systems, culture, and how organizations respond and meet the needs of employees with PTSD; and (3) instructional communication, such as how communication helps create effective learning communities and assessment of learning communities/programs.

Honors & Awards:

Dr. Monahan’s work has been honored both inside and outside the classroom. She has been honored for her teaching. Her research has won regional awards and international awards.

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