Robert Wakefield is a consultant, author and researcher, emphasizing cross-cultural effects on reputation in multinational organizations. He has coordinated communication or presented on the topic in 25 countries. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Communications at BYU, he was director of University Communications for BYU-Hawaii from 2001-2005. He also directed global public affairs for Nu Skin International, a direct selling firm that generates two-thirds of its $1 billion-plus revenues outside the United States.
Wakefield has a Ph.D. in international public relations from the University of Maryland and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. He has been chair of PRSA’s International Section and served as a consultant to PRSA’s Global Initiatives Committee. He has been married to Clydie Wonnacott Wakefield for 24 years and is father of two boys.