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Elizabeth Tierney

Guest Lecturer

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301



In a technological world, many of us are losing the ability to speak face-to-face, a skill that is essential to our careers and to our organization's success. The workshops are designed to strengthen your natural abilities by honing your skills in analyzing the audience, tailoring the message and delivering a talk.


Throughout her career as an educator and administrator on the secondary, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level, Dr. Tierney has trained and/or coached people in speaking. Her "students" have ranged from pharmaceutical salespeople in Ireland to Marines in the US, from Hungarian businessmen to hoteliers in Ireland, from Government employees in Salem, Oregon to young leaders from West Africa and Iraq.

She has written and edited numerous articles and has published 15 books. Dr. Tierney makes her home in Portland, Oregon.


  • Ph.D., Fordham University
  • M.A.T., Manhattanville College
  • B.A., The New School

Areas of Instruction

  • Executive Presentation Skills
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Interviewing
  • Writing and Editing

Research Interests

  • Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Executive Training

Published Works include:

  • ShowTime! A Guide to Making Effective Presentations, 2nd Edition
  • Business Ethics, A Guide for Managers
  • Movies for Managers
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Quick Win Presentations
  • Quick Win Business Communications
Willamette University

Executive Development Center

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Campus

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.