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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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Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Professionals Through Collaboration

Professional Development Workshop Set 3

Educators Academy

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Building partnerships between academics and professionals can be beneficial for both parties through research, collaboration, speaking, internships and opportunities for professionals to teach in the classroom. Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., assistant professor, public relations, Ohio Northern University; Sandra C. Duhé, Ph.D., APR, associate professor, public relations program director and internship coordinator, Southern Methodist University; and Gemma R. Puglisi, assistant professor, School of Communication, American University, will offer tips for a successful collaboration.

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Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D., APR, assistant professor, Ohio Northern University

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Agozzino serves as editor-in-chief of the PRSA Educators Academy newsletter, and also is the co-chair of the PRSA Central Ohio public relations committee. Agozzino's main research interest lies in social media tools within the public relations field. Her current research agenda examines how social media impacts different industries — from nonprofit to admissions offices to public relations professionals.


Sandra C. Duhé, Ph.D., APR, associate professor and chair, Division of Communication Studies, Southern Methodist University

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Prior to joining academia in 2004, Duhé served as a public affairs manager for three multinational oil companies. She currently serves as outreach chair for the PRSA Educators Academy.

Gemma R. Puglisi, assistant professor, American University

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Puglisi has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, broadcast journalism and corporate communications. She is author of the book, “Public Relations Campaigns and Portfolio Building.”