Disraelly Cruz

  • Position:  Assistant Professor
  • Department:  Communication
  • Office Location:  Building 36, Room 183
  • Campus: (850) 474-3353


Dr. Disraelly Cruz, assistant professor in communication, teaches organizational communication, interpersonal communication, conflict communication and ethics.

Growing up, Cruz found ways to give back to her community. But later in life, when juggling work and graduate school didn’t leave time to volunteer, she felt something was missing. This notion sparked her continued research interest in volunteerism, and volunteer identity, and tensions experienced by multiple life demands.

She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and reviews on various aspects of organizational communication, issues affecting the nonprofit sector, and volunteerism. She wrote a book chapter, “Managing Burnout, Tensions, and Organizational Involvement,” which addresses work-related stresses. She also conducts research related to work-life enrichment and conflict.

Cruz, who received the John C. Pace, Jr. Scholarship at UWF, shares her expertise on workplace communication by giving presentations to departments at the University. 

Degrees & Institutions:

She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and political science from UWF, master’s degree in integrated marketing and management communication from Florida State University and doctorate in organizational communication from the University of Missouri.

Keywords: volunteerism, volunteer identity, volunteer socialization, work-life enrichment and conflict, nonprofit management