Janis Forman

Professor of Communication practices and strategy, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Los Angeles, US

Janis Forman is Professor of Communication practices and strategy at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Los Angeles, US, where she teaches in the full-time and executive MBA programs and trains staff members who teach communications in the curriculum. Professor Forman has been the faculty advisor for more than 100 MBA international strategic studies, working with multi-national companies such as Microsoft, Hughes, Nestlé, and Disney, as well as with start-up firms in Austria, Australia, Chile, Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Professor Forman has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She holds a PhD from Rutgers College in the US.

Professor Forman’s research focuses on the role of communication in the implementation of organizational strategy, and on the role of storytelling and translation in producing effective strategic communications. Her work has been widely published in journals such as Strategy and Business, Business Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Business Communication. She is the recipient of numerous research awards, including fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Center for International Business Education and Research, as well as several awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Professor Forman has consulted to a wide variety of organizations such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Hughes, Invesco, Knapp Communications, Colony Capital, MTA, BBDO, and Deloitte & Touche.