Faculty Profile

Maria Isaksson

Associate Professor - Department of Communication and Culture

Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the BI Norwegian Business School. I have a Ph.D. degree from Åbo Akademi University from 2000 with a thesis on cross-cultural argumentation, and a Master's degree from Purdue University. I was a faculty member of the English Department, Åbo Akademi University, and worked as teaching assistant in the ESL Rhetoric program at Purdue University. After joining BI in 1997, I was head of Department of Communication, Culture and Languages in 1998-2004.

As a board member of the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication I co-chaired the conference in 1999, and was co-chair for the 8th European Convention of the Association of Business Communication.

Research areas
My primary research interests are in leadership rhetoric, political and religious rhetoric, corporate website rhetoric, organizational identity discourse, cross-cultural communication. My current research focuses on leadership rhetoric, epideictic rhetoric, corporate website rhetoric.

Teaching areas
I teach rhetoric and leadership communication in executive programs, both Master's and Bachelor's.

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2000 Åbo Akademi University Ph.D.
1983 Purdue University Master of Science
1980 Åbo Akademi University M.A.
2000 Åbo Akademi University Ph.D.
1983 Purdue University Master of Science
1980 Åbo Akademi University M.A.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2012 - Present Åbo Akademi University, Dept of English Docent
2004 - Present Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1997 - 2004 BI Norwegian Business School Head of Department
1983 - 1987 Åbo Akademi University, Dept of English Teaching Assistant
1983 - 1985 Åbo Akademi University, Dept of English Research Scholar
1981 - 1983 Purdue University, Indiana, USA Teaching Assistant
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