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PRSA 2017 International Conference

The Spirit of Revolution: Communications in the 21st Century

Oct. 8–10 | Boston

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Getting a Seat at the Table: A Forum on PRSA’s Business School Initiative

Professional Development Workshop Set 3

Hosted by the Educators Academy.

What does it take to get the public relations function a permanent and respected seat at the corporate decision-making table? PRSA uses an educational approach that attempts to change the view of public relations held by upper management through offering select public relations courses in business schools. This interactive session is designed to inform educators and public relations professionals about PRSA’s upcoming business school initiative.


Dean C. Kazoleas, APR, professor and director, maxwell center for international communications and media, California State University Fullerton

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Dr. Dean C. Kazoleas, APR, is a professor and director of the Maxwell Center for International Communications and Media at California State University Fullerton, and chair of PRSA’s Educators Academy. He has taught/developed programs in Norway, South Korea, Austria and Argentina. As an active professional, he has consulted with more than 30 organizations in the areas of communications, campaigns and crisis planning. Previously, he has served PRSA as a Chapter president and District chair.


Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, president and CEO, Institute for Public Relations

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Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, is president and CEO of the Institute for Public relations (IPR), an independent nonprofit foundation that focuses on research that matters to the public relations profession. She formerly was an associate professor of public relations at Appalachian State University and was a senior insights analyst for Visible Technologies and Cision. She has received numerous awards and honors for her teaching and research.


Terri L. Johnson, APR, associate professor, Eastern Illinois University

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With 29 years of teaching experience, Johnson also has taught for Butler University, Indiana University and Ball State University. Previously, she served as a public information director for the Indiana State Highway Commission and as an assistant press secretary and speechwriter to Indiana Governor Otis Bowen. She is the immediate past chair of the Educators Academy, and has served PRSA as a Chapter president.