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Carla Bevins - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Carla Bevins Carla Bevins

Assistant Teaching Professor | Carnegie Mellon University



Carla Bevins' research focuses on topics related to business communication (written, oral, and digital), leadership and CEO/C-Suite communication, crisis communication, social media and interpersonal communication.

Areas of Expertise (1)


Education (2)

University of Kentucky: Ph.D., Communication

Butler University: B.A., English and Creative Writing

Media Appearances (4)

Paypal, PwC, Edelman share internal employee memos about Roe overturn. Here are 5 things to consider when drafting a memo on the abortion decision.

Business Insider  online


CEOs can't afford to stay on the sidelines on the issue of abortion, Carla Bevins, a professor of business communication at Carnegie Mellon University, told Insider before the Supreme Court handed down its decision. Companies that choose to remain silent do so to the detriment of employees relying on employers' benefits packages for abortions and aftercare, she said

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Post-pandemic travel: Is it OK to ask another passenger's vaccine status or request they mask up?

USA Today  online


Carla Bevins, an assistant professor of business communication at Carnegie Mellon University, recommends finding common ground. "Look to find something in common and start a dialogue," she recommends. "Be polite and discreet."

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Why Companies Should Practice Responding To Tomorrow’s Crisis Today

Forbes  online


Carla Bevins is an assistant teaching professor of business communication at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. She observed that, “Many businesses and organizations have given little thought to the types of crises they may face and even less time on deciding how they will plan for and respond to a crisis.

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How to Tell If You Need Therapy or Just Some Good Coaching

Inc. Magazine  online


Despite what they might advertise, not all coaches can or should provide therapy. "Coaching bleeds into therapy more often than it should," says Carla Bevins, professor of business communications at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. If you just need a coach to help you brush up on leadership skills, check the International Coaching Federation for credentialed coaches, along with the National Communication Association, the Leadership Institute at the Center for American Progress, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. And note: While some coaches­--and therapists--are generalists, others are specific to a certain field. With more than 57,000 registered coaching businesses in the U.S., you'll have plenty to choose from.

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