PhD, Marketing Communication, Florida State University, 1986
MS, Communication Science, Florida State University, 1982
BS, Broadcast Journalism, University of Florida, 1972
D. Joel Whalen is the academic director of DePaul’s Center for
Sales Leadership. When Whalen was a young man, he was a Miami radio disc jockey.
He has worked in sales, advertising, political communication and marketing.
science and neurobiology, Whalen created the Effective Business Communication
teaching method. His scholarly work includes books, journal articles, proceedings
papers, videos and papers delivered. He has received several business and
teaching awards and has served on the board of professional and business
Whalen is the DePaul
Mens Basketball Team’s Life Skills coach, and serves as faculty advisor to Sigma Chi