Axel Roepnack is a clinical assistant professor at the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches in the area of media management and business communication.
His research interests focus on questions related to media business: how digital transformation is challenging different media sectors, how the business models of media companies are affected, and how to innovate media business models to be potentially more successful in the future.
In his professional career, Dr. Roepnack worked for more than 10 years as a management and communication consultant with international clients across Europe. His international experience and multicultural exposure is based on his education, professional experience, and academic work in Europe and the United States. His research has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and his research partners have represented the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as Bertelsmann, Deutsche Bank, Daimler Benz, Allianz, UBS, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Dr. Roepnack serves his academic field as the head of the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He was co-organizer of the 12th World Media Economics and Management Conference, held at Fordham in May 2016.
Dr. Roepnack received a master’s degree in business administration from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany, a master’s degree in media entrepreneurship from Fordham University, and a PhD in management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.