Ronald J. Placone

Associate Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication
Faculty Lead, Accelerate Leadership Center

PHONE

412-268-8312

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 236B

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

  • Academic Actions Committee, Committee Member, Serve on the committee to review issues with undergraduate academic performance (2016 - )
  • Steering Committee for the Accelerate Center, Committee Member (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 - )
  • Faculty Lead for the Accelerate Leadership Center, Oversee all aspects of the Communication Studio, participate in Accelerate activities and serve as an advisor to the Accelerate staff (2014 - )
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CONSULTING

  • TeleTracking (September 2015 -)
  • PNC Bank--Corporate Communications (December 2015)
  • CONSOL Energy (April 2014 - May 2015)
  • Carload Express, Inc. (March 2015 - May 2015)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Corporate Communications Simulation (45897)
    2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    2013 Mini 6 Section: E
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Management Presentations (45790)
    2016 Mini 3 Section: L, N
    2014 Mini 2 Section: D, G, K, S, T
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A, P
    2012 Mini 1 Section: G, K, S
  • Business Prsntations (70345)
    2015 Section: B
  • Interpersonal Communications (45791)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: J, N
    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
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Ronald Placone