Holly Lawrence

Director, Business Communication Program


Telephone: 413-577-2110

Email: lawrence@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: SOM 208

Currently teaching: SOM 691F

 

View CV (pdf)


Education:

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
M.A., American Studies, University of
  Massachusetts
B.A., English, George Mason University

Research/Teaching Interests:

Emerging Trends in Business Communication
Intercultural Communication
Non-tenure Track Faculty Issues



Selected Presentations:

"UMilan and UMass Meet: Tales of a Cross-cultural Experiment," Association for Business Communication European Meeting, June 2006.

"Getting Personal: Using Personal, Reflective Writing in Leadership Communication," Association for Business Communication, March 2005.

"The Classic Isocratean First Step: Using Personal Writing to Identify Ethical Positions and Develop Leadership Goals," Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2004.

"The Place of Personal Writing in Business Communication Classrooms," Association for Business Communication, October 2003.

Academic and Professional Activities:

Member, MBA Special Interest Group, Association for Business Communication.

Member, Committee on the Academic Environment, Associations for Business Communication.

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts

Member, Undergraduate and MBA Assurance of Learning Committees, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts






Publications:

Lawrence, H. "Personal, Reflective Writing: A Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Business Students to Write" (June 2013). Business Communication Quarterly 76:2, p.192-206.  

Lawrence, H. and Galle, W. "Tenure, Status, and Workload: Fundamental Issues among Business Communication Faculty" (July 2011). Journal of Business Communication, 48:3, p. 319-343.

Inside Business Writing. (2006). Friedman, LaDuc, Lawrence, Paradiso, and Porto. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co: Dubuque IA.

Selected Presentations
"Taking the Adjunct out of Adjunct: Successes and Challenges at the University of Massachusetts Amherst," with John Bryan and Richard Nettell, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, April 2014.

"From Research to Teaching: Keeping Pace with the Times - What We Teach, What They Want,"
with Anne Grinols and Patty Harms, Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.

"Tales from the Trenches: Business Communication and Today's Academic Environment," with Paula Lentz and Kathryn Rentz, Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

"Leadership, Critical Thinking, and Business Communication: Adding to a Redesign of an MBA Curriculum," Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, October 2012.

"Teaching Plain Writing to Business Students," Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, Montreal Canada, October 2011.

 

\