Faculty Directory

Mary M. Munter

Professor of Management Communication



DegreeMA, Stanford University, 1975; BA, Stanford University, 1973

AREAS OF EXPERTISECommunication strategy; managerial writing, presentations, and meetings; cross-cultural communication; document and visual design; technology and communication

Current Research Topics

  • Communication strategy
  • Persuasion
  • Managerial presentations
  • The interface of  design research and PowerPoint technology
  • Managerial writing
  • Cross-cultural  communication
  • Gender-based differences in communication

Selected Publications

  • Guide to Managerial Communication, tenth edition, Prentice Hall, 2013
  • Guide to Presentations, fourth edition, Prentice Hall, 2012
  • Guide to PowerPoint, Prentice Hall, 2011  

Working Papers

  • Series Editor, "Prentice Hall Guides to Advanced Communication" (12 books)


  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Institute for Management Studies, 2002, 1988
  • Distinguished Member, Association for Business Communication, 1997
  • Communication department ranked number one by U.S.News & World Report, 1994
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Association for Business Communication, 1992
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1983–present
  • Visiting Professor, Rai University International, India, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics, 1989–95
  • Visiting Professor, International University of Japan, 1989–91
  • Lecturer in Management Communication and Director of the Communication Skills Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1976–83

Board memberships

  • Association for Business Communication, 1987–2003

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Board, Business Communication Quarterly