Denis Leclerc, Ph.D.
Cross-cultural communication and management, Global negotiations, Leading with a global mindset
Communication & Negotiations, Cross Cultural Communication, Cross Cultural Negotiations, Global Negotiations, Multicultural Teams & Leadership
Denis Leclerc teaches cross-cultural communication and global negotiations at Thunderbird School of Global Management. A native of Normandy, France, he completed a Maitrise in Cultural Geography (Honors) from the L’Universite de Haute Normandie, Rouen, France, and then a Masters in International Tourism at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University. His interests and research have focused on intercultural communication competence and global negotiation. He received his certifications for the Global Mindset from Thunderbird and the COM/COI from the Training Management Corporation.
At Thunderbird, Dr Leclerc teaches in multiple programs such as on-campus MBA, Executive MBA on-campus and in Europe, LG customized program, Thunderbird International Consortia, Raytheon and multiple Oil and Gas Executive programs. Before joining Thunderbird, Dr. Leclerc taught at Arizona State University, and served for eight years as director of Multiple International Studies Abroad Programs for Arizona State University. He directed and served on numerous Masters and Ph.D. committees in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Leclerc 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.
Dr. Leclerc 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.
Prior to joining the Thunderbird faculty, Dr. Leclerc also was 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. Dr. Leclerc has also been a guest lecturer and seminar leader for various companies such as American Express and ExxonMobil on topics as varied as cultural misunderstanding, improving multicultural awareness, and cultural strategic negotiation preparation.
In 2008 and 2009, he was voted the most valuable professor by the Thunderbird Executive MBA. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was voted most outstanding faculty member by the Thunderbird MBA students.