Dr. Tom Yannuzzi joined Penn State Brandywine as Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences in 2008. Since 1986 he has worked with a variety of universities including the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Penn State Great Valley, University of Delaware, Drexel University, and Kutztown University.
Dr. Yannuzzi's academic experience combines his interests in communication, education and professional studies. Dr. Yannuzzi joined the Wharton School of Business in 1989, where he directed the Leadership Communication component of the Executive MBA program, developed management communication courses for MBA and undergraduate business students, and helped develop the "Connects Program," an undergraduate service-learning initiative.
While at Wharton, Dr. Yannuzzi also developed an International Leadership Communication course for the Rotterdam School of Management's International MBA program. Dr. Yannuzzi currently serves on RSM’s Academic Development Board and is the lead academic advisor for the Personal Leadership Development (PLD) program for full-time MBA students. Dr. Yannuzzi was also invited to conduct leadership communication courses for the International Executive Development Center in BLED, Slovenia.
In 1998, Dr. Yannuzzi left academe to join F. Schumacher & Co. as Director of Corporate Sales Support and Professional Development. He advised senior executives in developing and implementing strategic initiatives focused on improving structural, operational and relational processes throughout the company. Dr. Yannuzzi was awarded F. Schumacher's Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service in 2000 and 2001.
Dr. Yannuzzi has also provided executive coaching and professional consulting services to a variety of organizations including Ortho McNeil, Booz Allen Hamilton, Texas A&M University, Genesis Health Systems, Meryll-Lynch, First USA Bank, Rodel Industries, Delaware River and Bay Authority and The State of Delaware.
Dr. Yannuzzi received his B.A. in Communication Theory from California State University, Fullerton; his M.A. from Temple University; and his Ph.D. in Education, Culture and Society from the University of Pennsylvania. His current research interests include enhancing ontological learning and critical self-reflection, or praxis, in higher education.
Yannuzzi, T. (2009). Teaching the Person Students Become: New Challenges in Continuing
Adult and Professional Education. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 57, 1-9.
Yannuzzi, T. J. & Behrenshausen, B. (forthcoming 2010). Serious games for transformative
learning: A communication perspective on the radical binarisation of everyday life. In R. Van Eck (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions, (Hershey, PA; IGI Publications).