MCNY is where the experts teach!  October 7th, 2022, MCNY’s School for Business Assistant Professor, Dr. Sarah Ceballos was invited by the Association for Business Communication (ABC), one of the foremost authorities in the field of business communication in the promotion of excellence in teaching, increasing knowledge within the discipline, enriching business communication classes to better prepare students, and improving the quality of communication in the workplace to present at the 87th Annual International Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Ceballos’s paper focused on the exploratory studies completed by Benton, Ceballos, and Burton (2020, 2022), which determined there are preferences associated with how leaders of color attempt to control how they are viewed by their counterparts in the workplace. This prompted further investigation of the five Impression Management tactics indicated by the Jones & Pittman Scale (1982), which include: self-promotion, ingratiation, exemplification, intimidation, and supplication. Consequently, a meta-analysis was conducted regarding Impression Management and gender to ascertain the affinity for leaders of color as they seek elevated positions of leadership or management within the organization.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Ceballos on her research furthering the mission of social justice!

Dr Sarah D CeballosMore about Dr. Sarah D. Ceballos
Dr. Ceballos is originally from South Texas near the Mexican border. As a 3rd generation Mexican American, she grew up with an emphasis on education from an early age. Growing up around a small business gave Dr. Ceballos an entrepreneurial mindset. However, the path toward higher education eventually chose her by way of “Corporate America” first. Dr. Ceballos’ career in finance and retail began in 2008. During the final stages of her Ph.D. program, she began teaching in 2015. Her experience in the corporate world provided the “real-world” scenarios that she now shares in the classroom in addition to keeping up to date on the latest business trends.

As a woman and a Latina, it is important to her to lead by example. Dr. Ceballos enjoys teaching and helping others realize their true potential, in and out of a classroom. Her research also seeks to create healthy conversations about issues surrounding the workplace, such as leadership preferences amongst age cohorts, impression management, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI).

Dr. Sarah D. Ceballos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master of Arts in Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University.