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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Elizabeth Porto

Senior Lecturer II

Business Communication Program

Education

MFA Fiction, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA History, University of Southern California
MA English and American Studies, Columbia
BA English, Barnard College

Academic Appointments

Senior lecturer, Business Communication Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2003-Present
Lecturer, Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9-2002-8/2008
Lecturer, Consumer Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/1998-8/2002

Research Interests

Strategic Storytelling in Business
Intercultural Communication
Visual Rhetoric and Visual Literacy
Leadership Rhetoric
Historical Geography
Entomology

Teaching Interests

  • Communication Strategy
  • Finance Communication
  • Management Communication
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric and Argumentation
  • Public Speaking
  • Corporate Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Business Ethics

Selected Publications

Western Humanities Review, Massachusetts Review, Willow Springs, Southern California Anthology

With Friedman et al., "Inside Business Writing," Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2006.