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Cary Pfeffer

Cary Pfeffer

Faculty Associate

Office:BA 323
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-3431
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Cary.Pfeffer@asu.edu

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BA, Journalism and Mass Communication. Creighton University. 1979.

Academic Positions

Lecturer, W. P. Carey School of Business

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Founder and Principal – ClearComm Consulting.  Communications consulting for clients including the Hunt Construction, APS, HOK and Cold Stone Creamery. Range of clients: health care, energy, higher education, aviation and construction.

Faculty Member – Physician Training.  Contracted by Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis, etc.  Responsibilities include training physicians in advanced speaking skills and media interaction.

Previous Professional Experience

Television news reporter and anchor, 1982 – 2002.  Reporting featured on CBS, NBC, CNN and profiled in the New York Times.

Cary Pfeffer is founder and principal of ClearComm Consulting. Established in 2002, ClearComm clients gain a competitive edge through improved communication skill. Specifically Cary works with clients on presentation skills, media training and crisis communication. Prior to his work as a consultant Cary worked as a news reporter for 20 years in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

He has previously worked with DHS, as well as ADOT, the Governor’s office and various County and City leaders across Arizona.

Cary has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post and numerous local publications and media outlets. His Monthly Memo is widely read among communication professionals and can be accessed on his web site www.Clear-Comm.net.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 591 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.