Associate Dean of Global Initiatives
Department: UCLA Anderson School of Management
A410 Collins Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Campus mailcode: 148106
Tel: (310) 794-5461
Keywords: Southeast Asia, Thailand
In addition to his role in Anderson's global initiatives, Dr. Robert M. (Bob) McCann created, directs, and teaches the core management communication class in the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s full time MBA program. He also teaches several other courses with a communications or international focus in the FEMBA and EMBA programs.
Bob is a member of the Management & Organizations faculty at Anderson. Dr. McCann's areas of teaching and research interest include leadership communication, intergroup communication, persuasive presenting, persuasion and influence, global leadership, intercultural communication, global executive development, and workplace ageism. He serves on the executive editorial board of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.
Bob is a frequent media consultant in the areas of managerial communication, workplace ageism, and age diversified workplaces, most recently appearing on National Public Radio and in the US News and World Report, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Capital Times, and the International Herald Tribune.
Earlier in his teaching career, Bob taught at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and the Graduate School of the Thai Chamber of Commerce University.
Prior to his return to academics in the USA, Bob spent several years in the spirits’ (liquor) industry in Asia, where he lived for nearly 20 years.
Bob also has a background in international banking (lending and trade finance), having held management positions in Karachi, London, and Los Angeles.
Ph.D. Communications, 2003, UC Santa Barbara
M.A. Applied Linguistics, 1992, UCLA
B.A. International Studies, 1985, Emory University
Interests: Ageism, Organizational Communication, Social Psychology in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Persuasion, Personal Development, Communication In and Between Firms, Communications, Cross-Cultural Issues, Culture, Leadership, Human Resources, Asia