Denis Leclerc

Clinical Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Negotiations & Academic Director of the Executive MGM Program
Faculty
THNDRBIRD Campus
Mailcode
0158

Biography

Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication

Areas of Expertise:
Cross-cultural communication and management, Global negotiations, Leading with a
global mindset

Courses:
Communication & Negotiations, Cross Cultural Communication, Cross Cultural
Negotiations, Global Negotiations, Multicultural Teams & Leadership

Dr. Denis Leclerc teaches cross-cultural communication and global negotiations at
Thunderbird School of Global Management. His interests and research have focused on
intercultural communication competence and global negotiation.

At Thunderbird, Denis teaches in multiple programs such as on-campus MBA, Executive
MBA, customized programs such as Thunderbird International Consortia, and multiple
oil and gas executive programs. He also serves as the academic director for multiple
custom programs such as Raytheon, Novartis and Medtronic, and open-enrollment
programs such as Communicating and Negotiating with a Global Mindset and Leading
Teams for Strategic Results. Before joining Thunderbird, Denis taught at Arizona State
University and served for eight years as director of multiple international studies abroad
programs there. He directed and served on numerous master’s and Ph.D. committees
in the U.S. and Europe. He was co-program evaluator for a National Science Foundation
(NSF) three-year grant examining the cultural adaptation of U.S. scientists working in
scientific laboratories abroad. This research project was instrumental in guiding NSF to
redesign program components to include cross-cultural training for their international
assignments.

Denis has been published in leading journals in his field including the International
Journal of Intercultural Relations, and has been a contributor to Readers in
Communication, authoring a chapter on the impact of culture on global negotiations.
Denis is also an active and highly sought-after consultant. As the principal of his own
consulting company, he has conducted cross-cultural research for companies in North
America and France. Additionally, he has provided support for international program
evaluations and has planned, facilitated, and analyzed professional-development
seminars for a wide range of executive programs throughout the U.S. and Europe.
He is a keynote speaker and seminar leader for various companies such as American
Express, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and ExxonMobil on topics as varied as
cultural misunderstanding, improving multi-cultural awareness, and cultural strategic
negotiation preparation.

In 2008 and 2009, he was voted the most valuable professor by the Thunderbird
Executive MBA students. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was voted most outstanding faculty
member by the Thunderbird MBA students.

A native of Normandy, France, Denis completed a maitrise in cultural geography
(honors) from L’Universite de Haute Normandie, Rouen, France, and then a master’s
in international tourism at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in crosscultural
communication from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona
State University. He received his certifications for the Global Mindset Inventory from
Thunderbird and the COM/COI from the Training Management Corporation.

Research Activity

  • Leclerc,Denis*. 2002 VISITOR AND CONVERSION STUDY - TEMPE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. TEMPE CONV. & VISITORS BUR(8/15/2002 - 6/30/2003).
  • Leclerc,Denis*. PHOENIX CVB SEMINAR. GREATER PHOENIX C&V BUR(6/15/2002 - 10/20/2002).
  • Leclerc,Denis*. ARIZONA TOURISM ALLIANCE. AZ TOURISM ALLIANCE(1/15/2002 - 7/31/2002).
  • Leclerc,Denis*. ARIZONA SCENIC BYWAYS. STRATEGIC MKTG.&RES.,INC(6/1/2001 - 5/17/2002).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TGM 581Negotiating in Global Context
TGM 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 506Communicating & Negotiating
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TGM 581Negotiating in Global Context
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TGM 581Negotiating in Global Context
TGM 596Thunderbird Experiencial Pract
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 506Communicating & Negotiating
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TGM 581Negotiating in Global Context
TGM 596Thunderbird Experiencial Pract
TBX 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TGM 581Global Negotiations
TBX 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics