Barbara Mink teaches persuasive and informational writing for business purposes, as well as courses in oral presentations, with a focus on leadership, intercultural communication, extemporaneous delivery, and persuasion. She was News Director of WHCU Radio from 1978 to 1986, and taught radio journalism at Ithaca College and Cornell. Mink served on the Tompkins County Legislature for twelve years, and as its Chair for five. She was also founder and Artistic Director of LIW festival from 1999-2011. Mink is a visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe in Paris and AVT Business School in Denmark.