Anne Harrington

Lecturer of Business Communication & Director of Instructional Development

PHD, University Of Michigan
MA, Michigan State University
MA, Northwestern University
BA, Denison University

Anne White Harrington is Director of Instructional Development at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a faculty member in the Communication Area.  In addition to teaching courses in communication and instructional methods, she has participated in Global MBA, EMBA, TMI, and Executive Education programs.  She is a founding faculty member of the Multidisciplinary Action Program (MAP), the signature program of the Ross School of Business, and has guided hundreds of multidisciplinary projects over the past thirteen years.  She is currently Project Director for the UMHS Healthcare Leadership Institute and the Spectrum Health Executive Leadership Institute. In her role as Director of Instructional Development she provides workshops and coaching for UMBS faculty and doctoral students.  As a Teaching Associate for the University of Michigan Center for Research and Learning and Teaching, Dr. Harrington has offered numerous workshops on educational topics.  In addition she has consulted nationally with professional organizations.

Her research interests include social cognitive development, interaction styles, and communication competence in professional contexts.  Her text, Improving Professional Presentations, applies a communication quadrants approach to management presentations.  She is currently researching coaching as an instructional method.

Professor Harrington received the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Leadership in Teaching Award in 1998 and the Ph.D. Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Northwestern University, a Master in Communication Arts from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan.  

Anne Harrington
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Working Papers
Business Communication Web Site