Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Barbara Tannenbaum teaches courses in public speaking and persuasive communication in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and is a faculty member in the Brown/IE Executive MBA Program. She is a recipient of the Brown University John Rowe Workman Award for excellence in teaching in the humanities, the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching Award, and eleven time recipient of the Brown University Senior Citation/Hazeltine Citation for excellence in teaching.
In addition to leading the popular course Persuasive Communication, Barbara provides communication workshops for senior administrators, graduate students, Brown University Career Services, The Brown/Trinity Consortium, The Brown University Third World Center and many student organizations annually.
Barbara provides regular communications workshops at The Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, the Athena Institute at Barnard College, The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Outside of academia, Barbara Tannenbaum consults to global business and professional leaders on effective communication. She has advised senior political leaders including elected officials at the state and national level. In addition to global corporations, her clientele includes the Council of Chief Judges of the Appellate Courts of the United States, The California Supreme Court, The Florida Supreme Court, The International Monetary Fund, MFA Boston, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I research the most effective methods of persuasive communication, focusing on audience-centered communication. I continue to explore the relationships among gender, persuasion and power.