Business Writing, Cross-cultural Communications
Professor Zed Lanham has 30 years of experience teaching US-style business communications and business-oriented English as a Second language in both the degree and executive programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He teaches business communications, English as a second language, and he has also taught French grammar in both the degree and executive programs.
Approximately 20 years ago, Professor Lanham helped organize and taught in a program for executives from SK Group of Korea. The program continues to function, and in other custom programs, Professor Lanham has worked with executives from many parts of the world: Bankers from Japan and Switzerland, a pharmacist from Brazil, a civil engineer from Chile, and industrialists from Taiwan.
While in the Army, Prof. Lanham worked for three years as an assistant interrogation officer at a joint interrogation center in Frankfurt, Germany, with members of the British, French, and West German armies, then for two years, as the Interrogation Officer of the First Infantry Division in Viet Nam, he worked with a team of approximately 40 interrogators and interpreters, including members of the Army of South Viet Nam.
Having worked in the food-and-beverage business and in real-estate development, Professor Lanham has had some practical experience in using English in order to conduct business.