Rick Schell is a Lecturer in Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Leadership Communication and Consultative Selling. He is also Director of the Undergraduate Business Minor program, where he teaches Business Communications. Prior to joining the Jones School, he spent 30 years in the Information Technology industry, working in sales, marketing, and education for IBM, the Amdahl Corporation, and Fujitsu Ltd. His business career included executive assignments in field sales, strategic and industry marketing, media and analyst relations, sales education, and global business development. He also served as Chief of Staff to his company’s President and CEO, where he developed and delivered strategic communications to all internal and external audiences. In addition to teaching at the Jones School, he offers regular presentation and writing seminars and sales workshops to private clients. He also delivers speeches on effective presentation techniques and elements of influence and persuasion. His interests and competencies include cross-cultural communication, crisis communication, and gender communication.
Rick has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Rice University.