Facebook Pixel Gordon Ford College of Business Staff | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff

Dr. Cecile Garmon

Dr. Cecile Garmon
- Knicely Professor of Leadership; Director, Center for Leadership Excellence; Gordon Ford College of Business; Professor - Department of Communication


LEAD 200, 395, 475, 575

COMM 463, 561, 565, 577, 577, 587


Impact of Culture on Communication in Various Settings (Multi-National Business, Mediation & Negotiation)
Conflict and Communication
Role of Culture in Leadership Communication
Contemporary Issues in Leadership
Leadership Behaviors in Specific Cultural Societies (Africa, Latin America)


Cecile Garmon serves as the Knicely Professor of Leadership and Director of the Center for Leadership Excellence in the Gordon Ford College of Business as well as Professor of Communication in Potter College at Western Kentucky University. She joined WKU in 1980 and has served in various capacities during those years. Her areas of expertise include intercultural communication, leadership, multinational business communication, global leadership communication, and she has developed a growing interest in the ways in which SubSaharan leaders and followers communicate their ideas about. Her research areas include various aspects of leadership and communication especially related to ethics and culture. She taught at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, as a Senior Fulbright Fellow in 2000 and continues to travel internationally for research and professional interests.  She helps to deliver leadership development activities in the WKU target area and works with local leadership groups to develop and promote their programs.  Garmon holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, M.A.’s from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University, and a B.A. from the University of Kentucky


View Curriculum Vitae

Back to Listing


The Gordon Ford College of Business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs


Connect With Us 

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 12/5/18