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Astrid Sheil

Astrid Sheil

Title: Associate Professor

College: College of Arts and Letters

Department: Communication Studies


Phone: (909) 537-5819

Dr. Astrid Sheil teaches ADMIN 602, Advanced Managerial Communication, and ADMIN 645, Negotiation and Bargaining, for the MBA program. Her undergraduate classes include: COMM 341-Principles of Public Relations; COMM 311-Business and Professional Communication; COMM 541-Crisis Communication; COMM 491-Ethics; COMM 691-Seminar in Organizational Communication; and COMM 542-Campaigns.
Dissertation: The Structuration of Brain Dominance on Organizational Communication, examines how the preferences for thinking and communicating by senior leaders in an organization affect the culture and communication climate of the organization. Book: Sheil, A., & Violanti, M. (2012). Dynamic Public Relations: The 24/7 PR Cycle. Boston: Pearson. Recent Articles:
  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Tobacco Settlement Bonds: A critical analysis of 9 states and 3 territories. (Best Paper Award). Pan-Asian Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Feb. 27, 2015. Publication forthcoming.
  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Future Shock: The long-term consequences of Capital Appreciation Bonds. Academy of Business Research, March.
  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Tobacco Settlement Capital Appreciation Bonds: Bad for states’ fiscal health and well-being. Presented at the Academy of Business Research, New Orleans, LA. Publication forthcoming.
Before her career in academia, Sheil worked as the manager of public relations and government affairs for two Fortune 500 companies and as a global director of communication and human resources for an international chemical company based in Helsinki, Finland. She is a certified practitioner in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument© and regularly presents and consults on the connection between brain dominance preferences and thinking and communicating styles.
Professional Service
Sheil is the interim Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the College of Business and Public Administration. Since her arrival in the department in 2013, Sheil has assisted in revitalizing the Business Alliance to a more active status. In addition, Sheil launched a new magazine for the CBPA, entitled IMPACT. Published twice a year, Sheil is the editor-in-chief of the magazine, which is also available online. She presented at CLADEA (Consortium of Latin American Business Schools) in Barcelona, Spain (2014) and was the keynote speaker for Women Leaders meeting (Nov. 2014). Her professional development and certifications includes 2 AACSB teaching conferences; Kansas State University’s New Chair Seminar; QRLT; and the CSU’s 2-day workshop on philanthropy and fundraising. Sheil is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a board member of the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation (ASRL) based in Claremont, California, and an official blogger for The California Women’s Conference,
  • ACE Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Voted as “Best professor and advisor on campus” 2008
  • Selected as one of the “Top Six Most Influential Educators” 2007
  • Fellow for Learner Centered Education Curriculum (2006-2007)
  • Recipient of grant for Experiential Learning (2005-2006)
  • Provost Citation for “Extraordinary Promise” (2000)
  • James A. Crook Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)