Professional Leadership Positions
- Chair, UO Undergraduate Council, 3 years
- UO International Resource Center Advisory Council, 2 years
Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business, Ron Severson taught business writing, American and Chinese cultural studies, and literature at the University of Utah as part of his PhD program. Prior to that, he directed the writing program as an assistant professor at Salt Lake Community College.
Severson currently teaches courses in cross-cultural business negotiation, business writing, communication, and leadership. He also directs the International Business Communication Program. He has taught cross-cultural negotiation and conflict resolution at Lviv National University in Ukraine and at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. In the summer of 2007, he traveled to Hangzhou and Shanghai, China, to help a local company develop a long-term business relationship with a company in China.