USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism


Rebecca Weintraub, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor; Director, Master of Communication Management

Rebecca Weintraub has spent more than 30 years in the field of communication, facilitation, change management, and organizational behavior. She began her career as Director of Forensics and Debate at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). After Cal Poly Pomona, she joined the Hughes Aircraft Company, where over a fifteen-year period she held a number of positions in communication and quality in the satellite manufacturing division before becoming Director of Corporate Communications for the Corporation, a position she held for five years.  She left Hughes to join the consulting firm of Towers Perrin where she focused on organizational communication, health and welfare benefits communication strategy, and change management.  Her clients included Northrop Grumman, MGM, Mazda, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, WellPoint Health Systems, and the L.A. Times.

Rebecca is currently a Clinical Professor of Communication at USC in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She directs both the on-campus and on-line Master of Communication Management programs. She teaches courses on strategic communication and consulting. Additionally, she provides strategic communication, coaching, and facilitation consulting services to organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from USC. She roots for whoever is winning at half time.