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Sharon Cannon

Sharon Cannon

Clinical Professor of Management and Corporate Communication


McColl 4722, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Sharon McMillen Cannon teaches written and oral management communication.

She includes intercultural communication simulations and activities in many of her courses to help build awareness of how cultural differences can have an impact on communication in a business setting. She is certified to use and debrief individuals and teams with the GlobeSmart Profile (Aperian Global), the Cultural Orientations Indicator (TMC) and Intercultural Edge.

Prior to coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler, Dr. Cannon taught management communication at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, where she also founded and directed the Management Communication Lab, a resource for all Olin business students.

Dr. Cannon has directed the Business Communication Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler (2004-07), served as a dean of students, and directed a leadership development program.

She has served as a public-speaking consultant to businesses, universities and individuals.

She received a PhD from North Carolina State University, an MEd from the University of Florida and an AB from Washington University in St. Louis.