About the Author

MIMI GOSS, Ph.D., is the president of Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in showing people how to identify and best communicate their messages. She teaches at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her clients and students include heads of state, diplomats, politicians, military officials, corporate executives, union leaders, non-profit heads and journalists.

A former journalist, Dr. Goss has written for Boston Magazine, the American Management Association, The Boston Globe and Le Nouvel Afrique Asie. She has been a commentator on The O′Reilly Factor and Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, and a guest speaker at Harvard′s Memorial Church.

With the U.S. State Department, she has conducted trainings in Central Asia, Africa, and Europe. At Harvard, she teaches communications and media relations to the Edward S. Mason Fellows from newly-industrialized and emerging nations, and in Executive Education Programs, the National Security Fellows and a variety of executive education participants. She taught the courses, “The Arts of Communications,” and “Nationalism and National Identity: An Exploration through Film.” Goss also was a journalism lecturer at Boston College and Boston University, and taught film at the University of Maine.

She received her Ph.D. in film, psychology and culture, and M.S. in journalism from Boston University, and her B.A. from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She also studied at the Friedrich Schiller Universität in Germany. She speaks French and German.