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Our Faculty

Learn from experienced marketers, communicators, academic scholars and thought leaders

Northwestern University Medill Integrated Marketing Communications faculty members reflect a mix of both industry professionals and academic scholars. They produce cutting-edge research, lead top marketing communications companies and develop innovative solutions to complex challenges. They consistently push the envelope in the field of marketing communications to find the most effectives strategies for engaging consumers—now and in the future.

All of our IMC classes, including classes in the IMC Professional program, are taught by the same faculty. Not only will you learn from these experienced thought leaders in your classes, but they will also become your mentors and supporters. In addition, you join their networks of marketing communications professionals who work all over the world.

Danielle Robinson Bell.

Danielle Robinson Bell

Assistant Professor and Director of IMC Professional Program

Bell’s area of expertise is in strategic communications and its impact on business outcomes for organizations, brands, and executives. She specializes in work that advances efforts related to culture, equity, inclusion, women and BIPOC in the workplace. Bell spent more than 15 years on the agency side of advertising and branding for some of the world’s most recognized brands.

Preeti Shroff-Mehta.

Preeti Shroff-Mehta

Professor and Director of IMC Executive Programs

Schroff-Mehta has more than 25 years of experience in international projects and academic management with global institutions, including the World Bank, USAID, UN and more. She worked as the Dean, MICA - School of Ideas - specializing in management, marketing, digital transformation, communication, and creativity. Her passion is to promote sustainable enterprises and brand innovations across countries.

Candy Lee.

Candy Lee


Lee’s experience ranges from vice president of marketing at The Washington Post to president of ULS Loyalty Services, the sister company of United Airlines, and more. At Medill, Lee is a professor teaching journalism and integrated marketing communications. She also teaches graduate students in the Masters of Product Design and Development Management Program at the Segal Design Institute.

Nancy Hobor.

Nancy Hobor

Associate Professor and Theodore R. and Annie Laurie Sills Chair

Hobor has more than 30 years of experience helping companies strengthen their reputations and position themselves internally and externally. Most notably, she has headed the communications department for three Fortune 500 companies. At Medill, Hobor is a senior lecturer and has taught all of the strategic communications master’s courses offered in the IMC program.

Tony Poidomani.

Tony Poidomani


Poidomani has held various leadership positions in business, such as the finance/operations manager at McMaster Carr and the customer financial services manager at Quaker Oats. He has also taught executive MBA accounting courses at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management for over 20 years. At Medill, Poidomani teaches Financial Accounting.

Ryan Reis.

Ryan Reis

Adjunct Lecturer

Reis has helped to build and reinvigorate some of the world’s most recognizable brands. As vice president of marketing at MillerCoors, he led turn-arounds on the company’s two largest brands, Miller Lite and Coors Light. Prior to MillerCoors, Reis worked in brand management and insights for Unilever on some of their largest U.S. brands, such as Suave and Axe.

Dyani Marvel.

Dyani Marvel

Adjunct Lecturer

Marvel is a performance-driven strategic marketing leader with over 20 years of experience leading teams and directing omnichannel campaigns across various industries. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 brands. Marvel is currently the vice president of Marketing Strategy and Operations for Wondr Nation, an iGaming startup, where she leads marketing vision for all corporate efforts.

Tran Ha.

Tran Ha

Adjunct Lecturer

Ha has previous experience at Stanford launching and directing media experiments, a portfolio of experiential prototypes that explore the intersection of human-centered design and media. In her consulting work, Ha draws from human-centered design to fuel innovation, audience development, and new product strategies for a variety of companies and nonprofits.