Professor Schinoff studies how people define themselves at work and how they relate to others. She is particularly interested in coworker friendship and seeks to understand how employees form and maintain these important relationships in contexts that render friendship more difficult (e.g., virtual work). In exploring these topics, she utilizes qualitative methods to better understand phenomena from the individuals living them. Professor Schinoff is an active member of the Academy of Management and is a member of the steering committee of the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity.
At the Carroll school, Professor Schinoff teaches undergraduate organizational behavior.