The academic Department of Business Communication offers core and elective classes in a variety of topics relating to interpersonal, internal and external communication in organizations, business writing and presentations, group and team communication processes, persuasion and leadership. Courses also focus on critical thinking and decision-making processes, cross-cultural business communication, and ethics. The importance of effective communication to the success of organizations and their stakeholders has increased exponentially in the age of globalization and the Internet. New media technologies are changing communication at the workplace and influencing how business is conducted. Understanding communication theory, concepts, practice and skills will help students advance themselves and their organizations regardless of their positions or industries. The ability to communicate strategically in times of calm or crisis is essential for career success.
Department of Business Communication
FAX: (213) 740-9428
Director: Marion Philadelphia, EdD
Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jolanta Aritz, PhD; Sandra Chrystal, PhD*; Ellen- Linnea Dipprey, MPW; Lucy Lee, PhD*; Greg Patton, PhD*
Associate Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Stephen Byars, PhD; Pete Cardon, PhD*; Lee Cerling, PhD; Stacy Geck, MA*; Sharoni Little, PhD*; Sky Marsen, PhD; James Owens, MA; Marion Philadelphia, EdD*; Kirk Snyder, MA*; Robyn Walker, PhD; Naomi Warren, PhD*
Assistant Professors of Clinical Management Communication: Jerry Giaquinta, PhD; Sabrina Pasztor, PhD
Lecturers: Clark C. Hansen, MA; Janna Wong-Healy, MPW
Emeritus Professors: J. Douglas Andrews, PhD; Paul Frommer, PhD; James Gosline, MPW
*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.
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