Ronald J. Placone

Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Communication
Faculty Lead, Accelerate Leadership Center

PHONE

412-268-8312

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 230D

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Business Management Communication

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University - Ph D - 2009
University of Indiana, Bloomington - MA - 1979
University of Pittsburgh - BA - 1976

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Managerial and professional communication; Leadership and influencing skills; Team creativity and effectiveness; Workplace civility

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Served as a guide for MBA students in the LIW for 4 days in March, 2013, Served as a guide throughout the multi-day program
  • Steering Committee for the Accelerate Center, Committee Member, (2015 - )
  • Faculty Sub-Committee for Pillar Three of the Strategic Plan, Committee Member, Work with the faculty sub-committee on establishing focus groups for faculty across the university. , (2015 - )
  • Undergraduate BAEC, Committee Member, Participate on the committee and serve as a liaison to the communication faculty regarding issues related to the undergraduate curriculum., (2014 - )
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CONSULTING

  • BNY Mellon (November 2014)
  • PNC Bank (November 2014)
  • PASFAA (October 2014)
  • CONSOL Energy (April 2014 - May 2014)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • BUSINESS PRSNTATIONS (70345)
    2015 Section: B
    2014 Section: C, A, B
    2013 Section: B, C, D
  • Writing for Managers (45792)
    2015 Mini 3 Section: N, O
    2014 Mini 3 Section: G, J
    2013 Mini 6 Section: F, G
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A, B
  • Interpersonal Communications (45791)
    2014 Mini 1 Section: G, L, T, V
    2013 Mini 1 Section: B, C, J, Q, R, U
    2012 Mini 2 Section: J, K, S, U
  • Management Presentations (45790)
    2014 Mini 2 Section: D, G, K, S, T
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A, P
    2012 Mini 1 Section: G, K, S
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