James S. O'Rourke


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Professor of Management,
Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication

Office: 234B Mendoza College of Business
Phone: 574-631-8397
Email: ORourke.2@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate communication
  • Reputation management
  • Public speaking
  • Business writing

The Arthur F. and Mary J. O’Neil Director of Notre Dame’s Fanning Center for Business Communication, O’Rourke is the author of 17 textbooks, including “Effective Communication,” “Management Communication” and “The Truth About Confident Presenting.” He is principal author or directing editor of more than 200 case studies in management and corporate communication. A trustee of both the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations, O’Rourke also is a member of the Reputation Institute and the Management Communication Association and regularly serves as a consultant to Fortune 500 and mid-size businesses throughout North America.


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Marketplace — The financial backdrop to Postal Service union talks

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USA Today—News Corp execs don’t admit role in phone hacking

CNN Money.com—Murdoch won’t leave News Corp.

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Wall Street Journal—Public relations learned the hard way

Christian Science Monitor—Oil spill cleanup: After digging deep to kill well, BP faces long climb

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ND prof says oil spill a public relations “crisis” for BP—WNDU-TV