Theomary Karamanis

Theomary Karamanis

  • Senior Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

  • Executive presence and influence
  • Management Communication
  • Crisis Communication and Issues Management
  • Strategic Communication
  • Leadership coaching and training


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Dr. Theomary Karamanis is a multiple award-winning communication consultant and educator with 20 years of global experience. She is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer of Management Communication at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and regularly delivers executive workshops in strategic communication, crisis communication and leadership communication both in the US and internationally. She has served as the Chair for the Global Communication Certification Council, while she was also the founding Chair of the IABC Academy (the educational arm of the International Association of Business Communicators).

Her academic background includes a PhD in communication studies, a Master of Arts in mass communication, and a post-graduate certificate in telecommunications –all from Northwestern University, as well as a bachelor's degree in economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She also holds professional certifications as a Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP), an adult trainer, online facilitator, and professional program instructor.

Dr. Karamanis has been actively engaged in various industries internationally (private, non-profit and government) and fields of expertise, including corporate communication, consulting, higher education administration and teaching, executive training, media, and research, while she has lived and worked in the USA, Europe, the English and Dutch Caribbean, the Middle East, and Canada.

She is the recipient of numerous professional communication awards, including a Comm Prix Award, seven Gold Quill awards, six Platinum MarCom Awards, and three Silver Quills. 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 forums.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 IABC Gold Quill Award (2017) International Association of Business Communications
  • 2016 Platinum MarCom Award (2016) Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
  • 2015 Silver Leaf Award (2015) International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • 2014 Gold Quill Award (2014) International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • Comm Prix Award (2013) Global Alliance of PR and Communications Professionals

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6682 - Crisis Communications for Business Leaders
  • NBAE 6682 - Crisis Communications for Business Leaders
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading & Research
  • NBAW 5680 - Management Communications
  • NBA 5680 - Management Presentations
  • NBAB 5680 - Management Presentations
  • NBA 5670 - Management Writing

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Northwestern University, 1999
  • MA Northwestern University, 1996
  • BS Athens University of Economics & Business, 1995