Karin Goettsch is a leading expert in global virtual teams and intercultural communication. Since 2012 she has been a regular and highly inspirational contributor to the international conferences hosted by the Association for Business Communication (ABC), the world’s premier organization in the field of business and professional communication. In 2016 I worked with Karin on a panel I convened on the topic of the scholar-teacher-practitioner interface at ABC’s first ever conference in Africa, in Cape Town. That’s when I realized what a dynamic, motivated and internationally oriented professional she is. Whenever I get to see Karin’s work, I am impressed with how relevant, clear and innovative it is. Karin received ABC Awards for Communication Consulting, for Outstanding Dissertation and for Research (the Marty Baker Graham Research Award). It is rather unique for a single person to receive such wide-ranging recognition in the field. In July 2020 Karin presented a much-praised YouTube ABC e-lecture on the topic of “Elevating Engagement on Virtual Work Teams”.

Prof. Geert Jacobs