Professor Stacey is committed to teaching and serving students at Eastern Michigan University. She has been the recipient of the Alumni Teaching Award, Ronald Collins Faculty Excellence for Service Award, the Faculty Gold Medallion Award and the Institutional Values Award for Service. While teaching a wide variety of communication courses, she also worked with and directed the Office of Academic Service-Learning. She helped secure more than three million dollars to advance the pedagogy of academic service-learning on EMU's campus, across the state, nation and internationally.
Research interests include academic service-learning are foster care/adoption issues as well as communication within educational systems.