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).
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
  • <strongInterests: 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 Paolo Fedele Paolo Fedele, Ph.D.

  • Paolo Fedele is Associate Professor of Management at Udine University, Italy. He graduated in Law and holds a Master in Public Management from SDA Bocconi and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management from Parma University. His research addresses interactive governance, stakeholder management and non-market strategies. He has been working for several governmental and civil society organizations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kenya, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, as well as in Italy.
Sarawak, Malaysia – Curtin University
Sarawak, Malaysia - Curtin University Dr. Adamu Abbas Adamu Dr. Adamu Abbas Adamu

  • Education: PhD (Communication), Masters in Public Relations (MPR), Postgraduate Diploma (Mass Communication), BA (Mass Communication)
  • Position: Lecturer, Public Relations
  • Teaching Areas: Cross Cultural Communication, Public Relations Planning and Evaluation, Contemporary Practice, Public Relations Technique, Reflective Practice
  • Research Interest: Crisis Communication, Internal Communication, Scale Development, Cross Cultural Communication, Measurement and Evaluation in Public Relations
New Zealand, Auckland – AUT University
New Zealand, Auckland - AUT University Averill Gordon

Averill Gordon

Vice President & Global Team Mentor, Global Communication Institute eV
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer, Public Relations,
Auckland University of Technology,
Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching areas:
International public relations and virtual team leadership
Textbook ‘Public Relations’ published by Oxford University Press, UK

Research interests:
Global online pedagogical collaborations
Virtual team leadership
International public relations
Public relations education and curriculum development

 Chair, Research & Practice Colloquium, World Public Relations Forum 2020
Previously Head of Healthcare PR for the international public relations consultancy, WeberShandwick, London

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 Dr. Dmitrii Gavr

Dr. Dmitrii Gavr

  • Position: Director of Master Programs in Strategic Communications, President of the Russian National Association of Public Relations Education and Research
  • Professional activities:Senior Researcher, Head of the Laboratory, Soviet Academy of Sciences (1982 – 1990);
  • Deputy director of the Sankt-Petersburg Centre for Public Opinion Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; (1990-1995) Sankt-Petersburg;
  • President of the National Institute of Political Studies (1992-1995), Sankt-Petersburg;
  • Director of the Sociological Research Centre of Sankt-Petersburg State University (1996 – 2000), Sankt-Petersburg;
  • Chair and Director of the Department of Communications, Faculty of Journalism Sankt-Petersburg State University (since 2010).
  • Full Professor and Chair of Business Communication and PR department, Director of Master Programs in Strategic Communications, Sankt-Petersburg State University.
  • Visiting professor of Washington and Jefferson College (USA);
  • Visiting scholar, Danish Cultural Institute (Denmark).
  • Visiting professor of the Bielefeld University.
  • Expert of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) (2000-2001).
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

  • Education: B.A. Boston University, M.A. Emerson College
  • Teaches courses in guerrilla public relations, sports PR, political communication, speech writing, thought leadership, and global public relations
  • Develops programs that connect Emerson College’s Communication Studies Department with brands and innovators outside the school
  • Professional Advisor for Emerson College’s PRSSA chapter
  • 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.
  • Lecturer at Harvard University, Mentor at TechStarts
South Africa, Stellenbosch – 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
Lithuania, Vilnius – Vilnius University
Lithuania, Vilnius - Vilnius University Renata Matkevi?ien?

Renata Matkevi?ien?

  • Education: PhD from Vilnius University, Lithuania (2006)
  • Position: Associate Professor & Head, Corporate Communication Research department, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Teaching Areas: corporate communication, CSR, research methods, communication campaigns
  • Research Interest: social entrepreneurship and social impact, political communication, trust and corporate social responsibility