About the KCBC Get to know our mission and staff

Staff and student working in the KCBC Office.

Vision: We believe that excellent business communication skills are critical for Kogod students to succeed in driving meaningful change.

Mission: By empowering and coaching students to become confident, innovative, and strategic business communicators, we drive meaningful change.

We build the path from passion to success.

We guide students to communicate persuasively, to provide thoughtful peer-to-peer feedback, and to collaborate on teams to achieve their goals.

We are inspired by the pursuit of knowledge.

We provide a space to pilot innovation; a place where students can collaboratively grow and refine their business knowledge into clearly communicated ideas that inspire change.

We promote diverse and inclusive practices for a global world. Our diverse team of peer consultants equips students to use business communications to foster multicultural inclusion and global collaboration.

Learn more about our dedicated team below:
 

Caron Martinez Director, Kogod Center for Business Communication Curriculum KSB - Kogod School of Business

Caron Martinez taught academic writing at American University (AU) for eight years in the Writing Studies Program before being named Director of Business Communications for AU’s Kogod School of Busine

  cmartine@american.edu

  (202) 885-1920

Shenandoah Sowash Assistant Director, Kogod Center for Business Communication KSB - Acad Progs

Shenandoah helps manage a thriving business-specific writing and speaking center as the Assistant Director of the Kogod Center for Business Communications. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day fun

  sowash@american.edu

  (202) 885-1927

Questions?

Contact the Kogod Center for Business Communication at:

Office:
3rd Floor, Mary Graydon, Suite 320
Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone:
(202) 885-1920
Email:
cbc@american.edu