Faculty Bios

Don Waisanen

Associate Professor

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


Don Waisanen

Don Waisanen is an associate professor in the Baruch College, CUNY Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, where he teaches courses and workshops in public communication—including executive speaking, communication strategy, media analysis, and seminars on leadership, improvisation, and humor. Allhis research projects seek to understand how communication works to promote or hinder the force of citizens’ voices. Previously, Don was a Coro Fellow and worked in broadcast journalism, as a speechwriter, and on political campaigns. He is the founder of Communication Upward (commupward.com), and received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.