Maria Wolfe is a senior lecturer of management communication at the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration. She teaches two required undergraduate communication courses — a first-year business writing class and an upper-level persuasive communication class — as well as a required graduate communication course in the Baker Real Estate Program and a communication elective that focuses on oral delivery skills. Dr. Wolfe has over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught communication and management classes both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, she has held professional positions in the areas of marketing and communications and directed a communication program for the College of Business at Iowa State University.
Dr. Wolfe has won a leadership grant from the U.S. Department of State and teaching excellence awards for her contribution to the communications programs at Iowa State and Cornell. She holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and professional communication from Iowa State University. Her research focuses on management communication pedagogy, ethics and crisis communication, rhetoric in professional communication, and intercultural business communication.
In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Wolfe serves as the communication center director at the Nolan School of Hotel Administration.