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Molly Ryan Epstein - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Molly Ryan Epstein

Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management | Emory University, Goizueta Business School


Helping students and professionals lead and communicate better.






Communicating your Change Vision, featuring Molly Epstein



Molly Epstein teaches communication and negotiation at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Molly's background in both language and business enables her to help students and executives maximize their professional performance. At Goizueta Business School, Emory University, she teaches core and elective courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Her areas of specialty and research include change communication, intergenerational communication, and communicating with gender intelligence.

Within the University, Molly teaches customized communication and negotiation courses to executives, medical doctors, nurses, and law students. Some of her favorite courses include Emory Medical School Junior Faculty Development Program, Woodruff Leadership Academy for senior medical professionals, and the Excellence through Leadership Program for University executives.

As a scholar-in-residence 2007-2020, Molly created and led the CRI Leadership Academy for Carr, Riggs and Ingram (CRI), one of the Southeast's largest public accounting firms. At CRI, she directed the CRI Leadership Academy, a professional development program for over 1,000 executives. In addition, she advised on communication and recruiting issues for the firm.

A Board Member of Out for Undergraduate (O4U) from 2012 - 2015, Molly provided strategic direction during a time of rapid expansion. She was honored to advocate for educating, inspiring and advancing high-potential LGBTQIA+ undergraduates.

Molly lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She loves the outdoors, both in the city and the mountains. In Atlanta, Molly leads efforts to protect and improve Underwood Hill's 14-acre inner-city park, which the neighborhood proudly calls their "green community center." On weekends and summer days, Molly enjoys the slower pace of the North Georgia mountains; you can find her there hiking, kayaking, but mostly reading in a hammock.

Education (4)

Georgia State University: PhD, English 1998

Georgia State University: MA, English Literature 1994

Northwestern University: MS, Advertising 1988

Northwestern University: BS, General Education 1987

Areas of Expertise (7)

Change Communication

Communicating with gender intelligence

Logic and Persuasion

Train the Trainer

Presentation and Public Speaking

Corporate Communications

Inter-generational communication