IPR and PRSA Name New Editors for PR Journal

October 2, 2017

The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and PRSA have appointed Dr. Hilary Fussell Sisco, APR, to serve as editor-in-chief and Dr. Julie O’Neil to serve as senior associate editor of the Public Relations Journal.

The Public Relations Journal is a web-based, open-access, peer-reviewed, quarterly academic journal jointly published by IPR and PRSA, offering the latest PR and communication-based research.

Fussell Sisco and O’Neil are two of the top academic leaders in the PR community. Fussell Sisco is associate professor of strategic communication and chair of the strategic communication department at Quinnipiac University. O’Neil is a professor and director of the graduate program of strategic communication at Texas Christian University.

“Both professors are connected to the profession and can fulfill the journal’s mission to publish research that matters most to the profession,” said Dr. Tina McCorkindale, APR, president and CEO, Institute for Public Relations. 

Both Fussell Sisco and O’Neil have editorial experience, have published research extensively, and are active in the profession. Fussell Sisco served as the associate editor and then senior associate editor for the Journal of Public Relations Research. Fussell Sisco is actively involved in PRSA, including serving as former co-chair of the PRSA National Research Committee. She is on the steering committee for the Commission on Public Relations Education, and is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.

This past June, PRSA and IPR relaunched the journal, combining PRSA’s former Public Relations Journal and IPR’s Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations.


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