Diane Gayeski

Professor, Strategic Communication
Phone: 607-274-3895
Office: Roy H Park School of Communications, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Communications education; communication & learning strategy

Please note: I am teaching only online for the spring semester, and will not be on campus nor checking my phone messages.  Please contact me through my email.

Ithaca College's Park School of Communications is my alma mater and it's been where I've worked since I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1979.  I'm a professor in the Communications Management and Design degree program, I direct the M.S. executive-style degree in Communications Innovation, and I've recently stepped down as Dean of the Park School after an 11 year run.  I'm excited to return to my faculty position and to re-engage in the research I had to put aside while serving as Dean. 

 My particular areas of expertise and research are:

  • managing and assessing corporate learning and communication functions as business assets 
  • new technologies, organizational innovation and strategic design
  • changing workforce demographics, and how the college experience of individuals impacts organizational recruiting, communication, job design, and training
  • innovation and administration in higher education

In addition to my work at the College, I have been active in consulting with organizations to help them assess and adopt new methods of communication and training through my firm Gayeski Analytics.  Among my clients are the Bank of Montreal, US Navy Fleet and Family Readiness, General Electric, TAP Pharmaceuticals, MetLife, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Sony, and Fiat.