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D. Joel Whalen

  • Associate Professor
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  • Department of Marketing
  • (312) 342-1043
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 7523
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

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.

Using communication 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 associations.

Whalen serves as faculty advisor to Sigma Chi Fraternity. ​