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Dr. Vince Benigni is an Associate Professor of Communication at College of Charleston in South Carolina, USA. He has authored a number of papers regarding public relations pedagogy, most notably with regard to campaigns, the capstone course. He directs the public relations course sequence at C of C, and also teaches courses in mass media. He also serves on editorial boards for several top academic journals.

Dr. Pamela Bourland-Davis serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University. She has been teaching public relations and mass communication for 25 years. She has presented and published research on topics ranging fromPR agency-client relationships and organizational culture to internship management. Dr. Bourland-Davis is past chair of the Public Relations Division of AEJMC, former advertising and exhibit manager for Southern States Communication Association, and has also held offices for the Educators' Academy of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the PR Division of NCA.

 

Dr. Glen Cameron is one of the world's foremost communication scholars, having authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and related manuscripts. He is the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair and Professor at the University of Missouri (USA) School of Journalism. Among his varied scholarly contributions are a number of articles regarding public relations education. Dr. Cameron is co-author of a leading public relations textbook, Public Relations Strategies and Tactics (8th ed.), and has a new public relations text in press.

Dr. Wonjun Chung is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and serves as faculty advisor of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). He joined the faculty in Fall 2005. He has a PhD in Communication (majoring inPublic Relations and Issue Management) from Purdue University. In addition, he earned an M.A and a B.A. in Communication from Illinois State University and a B.S. form Yonsei University (South Korea).He is amember of the Public Relations Society of America, the International Communication Association,and the National Communication Association.

Chris Galloway is the Discipline Leader, Public Relations, at Swinburne University of Technologys Lilydale campus, Melbourne, Australia.

Melanie James is a lecturer in communication atthe University of Newcastle, Australia. She coordinatespublic relations courses in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology.Melanie is a memberthe Public Relations Institute of Australia. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program and her research interests includepublic relations strategyand public relations education.

Bronwyn Kirby has worked in professional public relations and management roles with a strategic corporate communications focus since 1985. She joined Deakin University as a lecturer in 2002 and has enjoyed being able to provide a personal perspective for her public relations students. Since graduating with a Master of Arts (Professional Communication) she has been involved in research into regional public relations practice and graduate outcomes. She is also exploring new ways to engage public relations students through web-based technologies such as the synthetic world, Second Life.

Dr. Christie Kleinmann currently serves as an assistant professor of communication/public relations at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, USA. Her professional experience includes stints in health care and sport communication.Christie is a Page Legacy Scholar from the Arthur W. Page Center at Penn State University, and her research interests include public relations, ethics/social responsibility, and sport.

Ingrid Larkinis an associatelecturer in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.She has an MBA fromQueensland University of Technology, a BComm (Business) from Bond University, and her research interests include public relations theory, organisational legitimacy, and corporate social responsibility.

Cong Li is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has been published in CyberPsychology and Behavior, Journal of International Communication, Journalism and Communication Review, among others.

Dr. Charles Chuck Lubbers is a Professor in and the Chair of the Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism and the University of South Dakota where he teaches public relations and advertising. Dr. Lubbers serves on the editorial board of three publications, has published over 50 articles and book chapters, and has served as the head of the public relations divisions for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the National Communication Association (NCA).

Marg Lynn has been involved for many years in the teaching and practice of community development. Her current research interests are in community building and public policy, and the capacity of social work to engage with communities. She has written a PhD on the subject of 'Discourses of community: Reconciling social work and community development'. She is a senior lecturer in Social and Community Welfare at Monash University.

Amisha Mehta is a lecturer in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. She is currently writing up her PhD research and herresearch interests include organisational legitimacy and public relations education.

Dr. Brad Rawlins has been teaching in public relations and mass communication for 16 years and is currently the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Communications Department at Brigham Young University. In addition to his research interests in ethics and public relations education, he has also published research in the areas of organisational transparency, social responsibility, and stakeholder management. He has served as a board member of the Educators' Academy of the PRSA and the International Public Relations Research Conference, and is on the Commission on Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations. He serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.

Dr. Tom Watson is Deputy Dean (Education) and Reader in Communications at The Media School, Bournemouth University, UK. Tom is a Fellow of the UKs Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. He hasresearched and written extensively on evaluation of public relations programmes, includingthebook Evaluating Public Relations, co-authored with Paul Noble.

Robina Xavier is Acting Head of School and public relations course coordinator in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Robina is also chair of the National Education Committee as part of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program and her research interests include organisational legitimacy and public relations education.

 

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