J. D. Schramm joined the GSB faculty in the fall of 2007 to create and launch communication courses as part of a GSB curriculum revision. In 2019 he was further appointed as the inaugural director of the King Global Leadership Program for the Knight Hennessy Scholars. He teaches graduate level courses in Strategic Communication, Reputation Management, and Thought Leadership. Each year he teaches an Introductory Seminar to undergraduates on topics ranging from Changing Hearts and Minds, Entrepreneurial Communication, and LGBTQ Leadership Communication. He actively coaches students, alumni, faculty and staff on presentations. His protégés present at TED, Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and other high profile events around the globe, and up and down Sand Hill road.
Dr. Schramm graduated with his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2002 and was immediately appointed to the NYU faculty. During his five years there he rose from adjunct to assistant to associate professor teaching courses in strategy, organizational communication, management communication, and teamwork. Consistently ranked in the top tier on student evaluations Schramm taught the full spectrum of the Stern students from undergraduate to MBA to Executive MBA.
In 2012 Schramm completed his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) through the Executive Doctorate Program in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation focused on the study of curricular innovation within MBA programs comparing established innovations at MIT and Tulane with an emerging innovation at NYU. His work revealed a nine-point framework indicating what schools of management should strive to be, do and have in order to foster and sustain curricular innovation.
Beyond the classroom Dr. Schramm is an active leader of LGBTQ efforts within schools of management. He serves as an advisor to the Out for Undergrad organization as well as Reaching Out MBA. Through his years of involvement here he has led the development of a rich library of MBA teaching cases on a wide variety of LGBT topics used by business faculty throughout the world. He and his husband Rev. Ken Daigle have two children.