Carnegie Mellon University

Ronald Placone

Ronald J. Placone

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

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4130
  • 412-268-8312
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education

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

Research

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 - )
  • CMU Hyperloop Team, Faculty Mentor, Provided presentation skills assistance prior to the team's final presentation
  • Staff and Faculty Campaign Committee, Committee Member, Committee member. Attend meetings and volunteer activities. (2009 - 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 - 2015)
  • Attendee, Graduation, Attended both the Tepper undergraduate and MBA graduation ceremonies (2015 - 2015)
  • Student Event - Participation, I was the faculty host for three hockey games attended by MBA students in March and December, 2013, and October, 2014.
  • Co-trainer for Flextime MBA LIW, Helped facilitate parts of the two-day workshop. (2013 - 2013)
  • Tier-I Committee, Committee Member, Reviewed materials and participated in the committee meetings for two cases.
  • 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 (2013 - 2013)

Consulting

  • TeleTracking (September 2015 -)
  • PNC Bank--Corporate Communications (December 2015)
  • CONSOL Energy (April 2014 - May 2015)
  • Carload Express, Inc. (March 2015 - May 2015)
  • BNY Mellon (November 2014)
  • PNC Bank (November 2014)
  • PASFAA (October 2014)
  • Carnegie Mellon University--Library Leadership (April 2013 - June 2013)
  • Stanford University (May 2013 - May 2013)