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Elizabeth O'Sullivan

Senior Lecturer in Management

McNair Hall, Room 243

Elizabeth C. O’Sullivan (Beth) is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Since 2001, Beth has been teaching primarily in the Executive MBA and MBA for Professionals programs. She holds a joint appointment with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership as a Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication.

Prior to joining Rice, Ms. O’Sullivan was Manager of Corporate Communication and Investor Relations for Oceaneering International, Inc., an offshore services company, for eight years. Ms. O’Sullivan also spent one year serving as Corporate Communication Manager for a Houston-based exploration and production company. She maintains an active consulting practice working with executives to develop their interpersonal communication and public speaking skills, and develops customized executive education programs in corporate communication and intercultural communication.

Teaching Areas
Principles of Communication including Strategy and Organization; Oral Presentations, Written Communication, Visualization of concepts, Listening and Interpersonal Communication, Communicating with Employees, Investor Relations, Intercultural Communication, Public Relations, Graphics for Presentations, Career Planning, Networking, Interviewing, Action Learning Project, Executive Education.

Scholarly Areas
Beth’s most recent research has focused on how US MBA Schools are teaching communication. Other scholarly areas include Communication-General, Action Learning Project, and Executive Education – General.
Area of Interest