Scientific Advisory Board

Linking academia and the business world

The EMScom Scientific Advisory Board consists of representatives from academia and the business world. They provide advice, guidance and support for the continuing development of the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management program. The board is chaired by the EMScom Academic Director Prof. Francesco Lurati.

Paul Argenti, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Professor Argenti has taught management and corporate communication starting in 1977 at the Harvard Business School, from 1979-81 at the Columbia Business School and since 1981 as a faculty member at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the International University of Japan, the Helsinki School of Economics, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, Rai University in India, and Singapore Management University. He currently serves as Faculty Director for the Tuck Leadership Forum. He has also served as faculty director for the Tuck Executive Program (TEP), Update 2000, and for Tuck’s senior executive program at the Hanoi School of Business in Vietnam.

Mark Chong, Singapore Management University
Mark Chong is Academic Director of the MSc in Communication Management program and Associate Professor of Corporate Communication Practice at Singapore Management University(SMU). He is also on the Review Board of the SMU Case Writing Initiatives. He has authored/edited books and articles on corporate reputation, corporate communication, risk perception, and creative enterprises. He received his Ph.D. from CornellUniversity. More

Peter Eberhard, SPRI Swiss Public Relations Institute
Peter Eberhard is the founder and owner of PEPR Peter Eberhard Public Relations. He worked in the communication and PR sector for about 30 years. Peter Eberhard is an accredited professional member of the Zurich Public Relations Society ZPRG and he is President of prsuisse and SPRI as of 2013.

Janis Forman, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Professor Janis Forman is founder and director of the Management Communication Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is a distinguished senior consultant, educator, and speaker, as well as the author of several books and many articles. She received the Association for Business Communication’s researcher award for her extensive publication record and its impact on the profession. More

Francesco Lurati, USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Francesco Lurati is professor of corporate communication at the Faculty of communication sciences where he is also the academic director of the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management (EMScom) and of the full-time MS program in Corporate Communication. He is also the vice-director of the Institute of Marketing and Communication Management.

Mary-Jo Hatch, University of Virginia
Professor Mary-Jo Hatch currently serves as the C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor Emerita of Banking and Commerce at the University of Virginia, and as adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. She is the author of over 75 articles in academic and practitioner journals as well as several books. Her books, articles and innovative teaching have done much to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Majken Schulz, Copenhagen Business School
Majken Schultz is Professor of Management at Copenhagen Business School and International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. She specializes in research related to organizational identity, corporate branding and reputation management. She is a senior advisor for the Reputation Institute and is on the board of the Academy of Management. She also serves as a non-executive member on several boards of directors. More