Robyn Walker is a professor of management communication in the Department of Business Communication at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. She teaches business writing and business communication to undergraduate and graduate students.
Robyn earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Communication from the University of Utah, and a master’s degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. She also holds an MBA, and previously held faculty appointments at the University of Arizona and California State University, Fullerton.
Before entering academia, Robyn worked as a professional writer and editor with such organizations as United Press International, McGraw-Hill, and Novell. She also has worked as a writing consultant for many companies, including Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceuticals and Franklin-Covey, Inc.
She continues to write and conduct research and has delivered dozens of conference papers on intercultural communication, rhetoric, cultural studies, and business communication pedagogy, and has published articles on intercultural communication in groups, leadership, and place-based identity. She has served as editor of the International Journal of Business Communication, co-editor of a volume of research entitled Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011), and co-author of Leadership Talk: A Discourse Approach to Leader Emergence (Business Expert Press, 2014).
Robyn is a member of the Association of Business Communication, Management Communication Association, National Communication Association, Academy of Management, and the Academy of International Business.