EMU Professor Wins Award of Merit from Association for Business Communications

David A. Victor
David A. Victor // Photo courtesy of Eastern Michigan University

David A. Victor, professor of management and international business at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, has won an award of merit from the Association for Business Communications.

“The purpose of the award of merit is to acknowledge outstanding achievement in the discipline of business communication through a singular accomplishment or a series of accomplishments,” says Marcel Robles, immediate past president of the association and assistant dean and chair of faculty in the School of Business at Eastern Kentucky University.

Victor has published work that focuses on cross-cultural business communication, international business ethics, and international differences in organizational structure. He has consulted and run programs for more than 200 companies and organizations including Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the annual Global Advances in Business Communication Journal, which is housed at EMU.

“We in the College of Business are immensely proud of Dr. Victor and his outstanding contributions and visionary leadership in the business-communication discipline over decades,” says Kenneth Lord, dean of the EMU College of Business.

Victor is a prolific writer and says he “(tries) to put into simple language the complex issues involved in cross-cultural communication” in his books.

Another element of Victor’s communication efforts is his ongoing announcement via campus wide email messages of religious observances that affect campus life.

“Dr. Victor has been a leader in the association for business communication for nearly three decades,” says Robles. “He served as a past president and member of the ABC board of directors and used those experiences to help found and lead the Global Advancement for Business Communication (initiatives). GABC has achieved tremendous success due to Dr. Victor’s vision and leadership.”

The association was founded in 1935 and has since grown into an international business communication organization with five regional divisions in the U.S. and four international divisions.