Ronald Dulek

John R. Miller Professor of Management


Phone: 205-348-8930
Email: rdulek@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Management Communications

Business Strategy.


Ph.D., Purdue University-Main Campus

M.A., Purdue University-Main Campus

B.A., Saint Mary's College

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Ronald Dulek has co-authored six books and published more than 40 refereed journal articles. One of his books, The Elements of Business Writing, was on the Executive Bestseller lists of Houghton-Mifflin, Macmillan, and Prentice-Hall publishing companies.  A forthcoming seventh book, Who Killed Keyboard?, is scheduled for publication this September.  In 2006, the Association for Business Communication selected Ron for its highest research honor, the Kitty O. Locker Award for Outstanding Research in Business Communication. 

In 2007 the senior class at the University of Alabama selected Ron as the inaugural speaker for the newly instituted Last Lecture Series.  He has been voted MBA/ EMBA Teacher of the Year eighteen times.  He is also a recipient of the National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the Thomas D. Moore Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, The College of Continuing Studies Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Penny Allen Award for Outstanding Commitment to Students.


Companies with which Ron has worked extensively in the areas of business strategy and managerial communication include:  Adtran, Chevron, Energen, IBM, Kimberly Clarke Corporation, Mercedes Benz International, Region’s Bank Corporation, and Stora Enso. 

In the last five years Ron has delivered academic lectures, business seminars, and Executive MBA classes in Antwerp, Belgium; Dresden, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg, South Africa; Riga, Latvia; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.

Ron currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Alabama Credit Union and sits as a director on various local, state, and national boards.

Selected Publications

Naidoo, J. S., Dulek, R. E. (2017). Leading by Tweeting: Are Deans Doing It? Am Exploratory Analysis of Tweets by SEC Business School Deans. International Journal of Business Communication, 54(1), 31-51.

Dulek, R. E., Campbell, K. S. (2015). The Dark Side of Strategic Communication. International Journal of Business Communication, 52(1).

Dulek, R. E. (2015). Instituting Cultural Change at a Major Organization: A Study. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 78(2).

Dulek, R. E. (2014). The Search is On: A New Dean in Sixteen Weeks? Biz Magazine, 13(1).