Theomary Karamanis is an international award-winning communication professor and consultant, specializing in management/leadership communications, strategic communication, risk and crisis communication and health communication.
She is currently a Senior Lecturer of Management Communications at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). She also serves as the Chair/Past Chair of the IABC Academy (the educational arm of the International Association of Business Communicators); a member of the Advisory Board of The Warning Project (a non-profit international partnership devoted to emergency communications); and a member of the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee on Communications.
Her academic background includes a Ph.D. degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications from the same University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens, Greece). She also holds professional certifications as an adult trainer, online facilitator and professional program instructor.
Dr. Karamanis has 18 years of global experience both in business and the academia, having worked in the USA, Europe, the English and Dutch Caribbean, the Middle East and Canada. She has been actively engaged in various industries (government, private and non-profit) and fields of expertise, including corporate communication, consulting, higher education administration and teaching, executive training, media and research. In 2007 she co-founded AKADREM, Inc., a US-based boutique consulting firm with international clientele stemming mainly from the finance and engineering industries; she served as the company’s President and Managing Partner until 2014.
She is the recipient of numerous professional marketing and communication awards, including a Comm Prix Award, five Gold Quill awards, five Platinum MarCom Awards and three Silver Quills, among others. Her superior academic performance has also been recognized by the Teaching Excellence Award of the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, a global accreditation organization. She is the author of numerous papers on communication, as well as teaching and learning, while she also regularly delivers presentations at international conferences and other business fora.