- DM, University of Maryland Global Campus; MBA, Johns Hopkins University; MLS, University of Maryland, College Park; BA, University of the West Indies
Selena Ramkeesoon is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the Management Department. Dr. Ramkeesoon’s research interests lie at the intersection of communications, globalization, and workplace culture. She serves as an Expert Reviewer on research panels for the National Academy of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Business at the University of Maryland Global Campus and serves as a guest speaker on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown University.
Dr. Ramkeesoon is CEO | Founder of DualStar LLC, a communications and innovation design thinking consulting firm. She has 20+ years of management consulting, marketing, and communications experience. Having spent her early career in the nonprofit sector and at public relations agencies, she transitioned to consulting. She was Vice President and Corporate Officer at global consulting firms, leading business units and international M&As. Dr. Ramkeesoon is Co-President of the Washington, DC chapter of the Ellevate Network, a global organization that is the largest community of women+ at work. She leads the chapter’s 12,000+ professional and business executive members.
Ramkeesoon, S. Student Opportunities to Advance Research & Scholarship. Cultural Intelligence: Amplifying Success for International Mergers and Acquisitions Executives. University of Maryland Global Campus, Doctor of Management Program, Rockville, MD, February 1, 2019.
Ramkeesoon, S. Public Health Promotion: Addressing the Challenges of Zika in the U.S. Mission Mosquito-Smashfest Global Health Security Forum, Washington, DC, September 28, 2018.
Mijares, A., Klein, C., Williams, C., Kachur, R., Ramkeesoon, S. Implementation and Evaluation of Condom Use Communication Campaign to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika in Puerto Rico.
National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA, September 13, 2018.
Klein, C. & Ramkeesoon, S. Are we ready for the next flu pandemic? Communications guidance in a public health response. 2018 Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, GA, April 19, 2018.
Lyon Daniel, K., Sokler, L., & Ramkeesoon, S. Zika Domestic Readiness Campaign for the Continental United States and Puerto Rico. World Social Marketing Conference, Washington, DC, May 17, 2017.
Ramkeesoon, S. & Overton, D. Social Determinants of Health, Campaign Development and Customer Engagement. PRSA Health Academy Conference, Cleveland, OH, May 14, 2015.
Marketing Communications | Crisis Communications | Branding | Design Thinking | Human-Centered Design | Career Coaching
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
George Michaels Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurial Accomplishment, Abt Associates
MarCom Platinum Award: CDC Zika Domestic Readiness Campaign
MarCom Gold Award: EPA Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change
Hermes Platinum Award and Communicator Award of Distinction: DTE Energy Campaign