Abram Anders is an associate professor of business communication at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He received his Ph.D. in English from Pennsylvania State University. He is a scholar of rhetoric and composition with an emphasis in business and professional communication and technology-enhanced learning. His research interests also include open and distributed learning, social collaboration, rhetoric, and theory. His research has appeared in Computers & Education, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.
Dr. Anders has served as a Faculty Fellow for Online and Technology-Enhanced Learning at UMD and as an Office of Information Technology Faculty Fellow in the University of Minnesota system. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate business communication courses, he is also a trainer and consultant. He has developed workshops for academic and professional audiences addressing diverse topics and skill sets including:
- collaboration and creative problem solving
- communication skills: written, oral, visual, electronic
- interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
- leadership communication and change management
- strategic narratives and business storytelling
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) has recognized Dr. Anders as an outstanding researcher and teacher by honoring him with the 2016 Rising Star Award and the 2014 Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology. Dr. Anders also currently serves on the ABC board of directors as a Director-at-Large.