Richard Petrizzi - Columbia College Chicago

Richard Petrizzi



Adjunct faculty member in CTVA Department, teaching speech, career strategies and internship classes.

Skilled in creating an interactive and learner-centered, safe environment that promotes self-improvement in both hard and soft skill areas, and aligned with industry professionals to facilitate networking opportunities. Incorporates business, communication and sales techniques to improve skills in networking, goal development, business and career research, analyzing and presenting content and presenting oneself and projects in a professional manner.

Diverse career experiences include business ownership, professional services, management and staff leadership, contract training for the Dale Carnegie Organization, and teaching responsibilities as an Associate Professor of Marketing and Communications.


1. Co-author - Why of The Buy, 2nd Edition, Consumer Behavior Textbook, Bloomsbury Pub. 2015. (Completed 1st Edition – 2008)

2. Co-author - Marketing Fashion: A Global Perspective Bloomsbury/Fairchild Pub. 2012.


MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL BS, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Instructional Areas

Speech, Career Strategies, Internship

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Communications, Sales, Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Entrepreneurship,


B.S., Biology & Chemistry University of Illinois Chicago 1970
M.B.A., General Business Lake Forest Graduate School of Management 2001