Rick Schell

Senior Lecturer in Management – Communication

Rick Schell is a senior 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. His interests and competencies include cross-cultural communication, crisis communication and gender communication.

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Teaching Interests: 

-Business Communications
-Cultural and Gender Communication
-Consultative Selling
-Crisis Communications
-Strategic Account Management
-Strategic Marketing
-Influence and Persuasion Branding

Intellectual Contributions


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