Universities & Lecturers

Australia, Perth – Curtin University
Australia, Perth - Curtin University Katharina Wolf Katharina Wolf

  • Education: PhD, MA (Public Relations), GradCert (Tertiary Education), BA (1st cl. Hons) Media and Communication Studies & Spanish Studies, MPRIA, MCIPR
  • Position: Senior Lecturer & Public Relations Course Coordinator
  • Teaching Areas: Cross-Cultural Communication, PR Internship & PR Planning and Evaluation
  • Research Interest: community advocacy and civic action, work integrated learning, graduate employability
Australia, Perth – Curtin University
Australia, Perth - Curtin University Veronica Lawrance Veronica Lawrance

  • Education: MPhil (Public Relations), B.Comm (PR), JP, MPRIA, MCIPR, MAICD
  • Position: Acting Unit Coordinator; Lecturer & Tutor
  • Teaching Areas: Cross-Cultural Communication, PR Planning and Evaluation, PR Techniques, PR Foundations, Communication in Business
  • Research Interest: Community relations; Organisational culture, Stakeholder engagement, Non-profits, Organisational diversity; Researching for PhD on the Diversity of Boards in the non-profit sector.
  • Board positions:Advocare Inc; SouthCare Inc; Borderless Friendships WA
  • Experience:PR/Marketing/Consulting in private, public, government and non-profit sectors (25 years).
Chile, Viña del Mar – Universidad de Valparaíso (University of Valparaíso)
Chile, Viña del Mar - Universidad de Valparaíso (University of Valparaíso) Eve Contreras José Luis Meza

  • Education: PhD Institutional Communications, Master in Communication Management, Degree in Public Relation
  • Position: International Affairs and Communication at International Business School, University of Valparaíso.
    Full time professor in Global Marketing, Communications and Marketing at International Business Program at the International Business School, University of Valparaíso.
  • Teaching Areas: Global Marketing, Strategic Communication and Marketing.
  • Research Interest: Internationalization of Higher Education, The impact of Public Relation and the Communication Management in the success of Internationalization process of educational institutions.
Germany, Erfurt – Erfurt University
Germany, Erfurt - University of Erfurt Daniel Silberhorn Daniel Silberhorn

  • Daniel Silberhorn is a Managing Supervisor at international network agency FleishmanHillard in Germany and has been a PR consultant for more than ten years. Having graduated from Erfurt university in 2003 and Manchester Metropolitan University with a Master’s degree in Public Relations in 2005, he supports national and international organizations in their communications effort in Germany and across borders with a focus on corporate communications, media relations, CSR, and crisis/issue communication.
  • Daniel’s main focus is on corporate communications with a specialization in media relations, CSR, network coordination, crisis preparedness/management and media trainings.
Spain, Barcelona-Catalonia (Spain) – Ramon Llull University
Spain, Barcelona - Ramon Llull University Enric Ordeix Enric Ordeix

  • full time professor in CSR and Public Relations at Blanquerna School of Communication of the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) where he acts as Public Affairs Officer.
  • He is part time and visiting professor of ESRP-UB, UPF, ESADE, UDG, ESIC, DUOC-UC (Chile), Erfurt University (Germany) and Emerson College (Boston)
  • Vice-President Global Communication Institute e.V.
  • Consultant of the International Virtual Consulting Firm
  • Research member of the Research Group on Strategy and Advertising Creativity
  • In the past, he has been the communication director for Spain of the Manpower Inc. and the Spanish Communication Practice director for the US based consultancy Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
  • Enric Ordeix is graduated in Public Relations by the University of Barcelona and in Journalism and Political Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
India, Bangalore – Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication (Commits)
India, Bangalore - Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication Dr. K Sai Prasaad Dr. K Sai Prasaad

  • Education: MBA (Marketing), MPhil (CRM), PhD (CRM)
  • Position: Dean, Marketing Communication
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing, IMC, CRM, Consumer Behaviour
  • Research Interest: Customer Communication, Brand Loyalty, CRM
India, Bangalore – Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication (Commits)
India, Bangalore - Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication Ranjini Rao Ranjini Rao

  • Education: Masters in Corporate Communications, APSU, United States
  • Position: HoD, Marketing Communications – Commits, Bangalore
  • Teaching Areas: Communication & Media, International Communications Management, Digital Media Communications
  • Writing, Blogging, Digital Media & Branding Strategies, Innovation, Technology & Resources in Higher Education, Food & Culture.
Italy, Goriza – Università degli studi di Udine
Italy, Goriza - Università degli studi di Udine Emanuela Rinaldi Emanuela Rinaldi

  • Education: PhD in Sociology and method of social research (Catholic University of Milan, Italy; MsC in Economic Psychology (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Position: Lecturer at University of Udine (Italy), President of FarEconomia (Association for financial education), Commitee’ member of AEEE (European Association for Economic Education), Consultant for Fondazione ISMU (Initiatives and Studies on Multiethnicity)
  • Teaching Areas: Public Relations, Advertising
  • Research Interests: Research member of the Research Group of Center on Migration’s Studies (CIRMIB)
Sarawak, Malaysia – Curtin University
Sarawak, Malaysia - Curtin University Kamala Pillai Kamala Vainy Pillai

  • Education: PhD work focused on Corporate citizenship and Stakeholder empowerment (Open University Malaysia OUM), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) – Victoria University, Melbourne (Australia)
  • Position: Lecturer, Public Relations
  • Teaching Areas: Cross Cultural Communication (International PR), Contemporary Practice (Corporate PR), Public Relations Planning and Evaluation (PR Consultancy), Transmedia Story Telling (Media Relations), PR Professional Practice
  • Research Interest: Corporate citizenship, sustainability practices such as renewables, stakeholder empowerment, indigenous issues, stakeholder collaborationPicture attached.
New Zealand, Auckland – AUT University
New Zealand, Auckland - AUT University Averill Gordon

Averill Gordon

  • Senior lecturer MA PGCHE MCIPR FHEA
  • Teaching areas: Corporate Communications, Applying theory to practice through authentic learning experiences. Postgraduate degree, Project management, Virtual global teams, international public relations.
  • Previously course leader and director of studies, communications, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Research interests: Completing PhD on leadership in global virtual teams
  • Authentic and experiential learning with mobile technology, global virtual teams, international PR
  • Established the public relations degree at the University of Gloucestershire, England
  • Consultancy: Previously Head of Healthcare PR for international public relations consultancy, WeberShandwick, London
  • Textbook ‘Public Relations’ to be published in March 2011 by Oxford University Press, UK
Portugal, Lisbon – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
Portugal, Lisbon - Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon Nuno da Silva Jorge

Nuno da Silva

  • Education: PhD candidate in Communications Sciences and Master in Strategic Management of Public Relations
  • Position: Professor at the School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS) in Lisbon.
    He is also a PR Consultant at ONMI – Strategic Partners
  • Area of Interest: Political Communication, Reputation Management, Speechwriting, Corporate Values, and Digital Public Relations
Russia, St. Petersburg – Saint Petersburg State University
Russia, St. Petersburg - Saint Petersburg State University Ekaterina Akimovich

Ekaterina Akimovich

  • Position: Lecturer at the Saint-Petersburg state University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Research Interests: political leaders’ image building, crisis communications, disaster communication,
    political PR Thesis research «Public authorities’ crisis communications during natural/industrial disasters
Thailand, Bangkok – Chulalongkorn University
Thailand, Bangkok - Chulalongkorn University Pavel Slutsky

Pavel Slutsky

  • Education: Specialist in PR, PhD in Political Studies
  • Position: Communication Arts Department, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Associate Professor; Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia) – Associate Professor
  • Also: Agency GM (mainly Internet projects), PR-consulting
  • Teaching Areas: Public Relations: Theory and Practice, Market Research, Integrated Communication, Advertising, Internal Communication
  • Research Interests: Government regulation in communications, Information freedom
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Zayed University
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Zayed University Inka Stever Inka Stever

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and history from Ripon College, Wisconsin; Master of Arts in North American Studies from the Free University Berlin in Berlin, Germany.
  • Position: Assistant Professor at CCMS – Abu Dhabi
  • Field of Expertise: Integrated Strategic Communication and she serves as advisor to the Zayed University Student Chapter of the Middle East Public Relations Association in Abu Dhabi. She comes with over 15 years of work experience in Public Relations.
  • Research Interest: Political Communication; Corporate Social Responsibility; Global Virtual Teams.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Zayed University
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Zayed University Gaelle Picherit-Duthler Gaelle Picherit-Duthler

  • Education: PhD from University of Kentucky, USA (2000)
  • Position: Associate Professor & Graduate Director, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Teaching Areas: public relations, organizational communication, research methods, intercultural communication, new media
  • Research Interest: public relations, organizational diversity, virtual teams, organizational culture, film and arab culture.
United Kingdom, Leeds – Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom, Leeds - Leeds Metropolitan University Rudiger Theilmann Rudiger Theilmann

  • Senior lecturer in Public Relations and Communication and programme leader of the MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Programme leader of the MA International Communication at LeedsMet, a degree course which is jointly delivered by four European universities (IULM/Italy, Hanze UAS/Holland, Vilnius University/Lithuania)
  • Previously Assistant Professor, Media School, International University Concordia Estonia
  • Teaching areas: Strategic Communication Planning, Communication Research, International PR
USA, MA, Boston – Emerson College
Boston, MA, USA - Emerson College J. Gregory Payne J. Gregory Payne

  • Associate Professor in Emerson College’s Department of Communication Studies and one of the foremost international experts on the protest rhetoric of Kent State.
  • expertise is in political communication, public diplomacy, crisis communication, celebrity/spectacle media events (death of Princess Diana, JFK, Jr., Michael Jackson) and health communication as well as protest rhetoric
  • past president of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, past Chair of the NCA Political Communication Division, and former Chair of the Communication Studies Dept at Emerson
  • Director of the Center for Ethics in Political and Health Communication, which he co-founded in 1996
  • learn more about him at GregoryPayne.net
USA, MA, Boston – Emerson College
Boston, MA, USA - Emerson College David Gerzof Richard David Gerzof Richard

  • Entrepreneur, public relations executive and professor at Emerson College.
  • David currently teaches courses in guerilla public relations, sports PR, political communication, speech writing, thought leadership and global public relations.
  • He established Emerson college’s first social media marketing course, a first-of-its-kind class, which was profiled in the Wall Street Journal.
  • David is the founder and president of BIGfish PR, an award-winning tech PR agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that represents publicly traded companies, sovereign nations, professional athletes and white-hot start-ups.
  • He holds a master’s degree from Emerson College and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.
South Africa, Stollenbosch – Stellenbosch University
South Africa, Stollenbosch - Stellenbosch University Chris Pentz

Chris Pentz

  • Education: BCom, BCom (Hons), MCom, PhD
  • Position: Lecturer (Stellenbosch University)
  • Teaching Areas: Strategic Marketing, Global Marketing, Retail Management
  • Research Interest: Marketing (including communication) strategies for the wine industry, consumer ethnocentrism, Social media