Katharina Wolf

Curtin University
Australia, Perth
  • Education: PhD, MA (Public Relations), GradCert (Tertiary Education), BA (1st cl. Hons) Media and Communication Studies & Spanish Studies, MPRIA, MCIPR

  • Position: Associate Professor in the School of Management and Marketing at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, and academic lead of the Faculty of Business and Law’s public relations program.

  • Teaching Areas: Katharina draws on more than twenty years of communication and media experience, as an educator and industry professional. Her industry experience encompasses communication and research roles in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia.

  • Research Interest: include community advocacy, civic engagement, public interest communication and diversity.

Daniel Silberhorn

Erfurt University
Germany, Erfurt
  • Education: Daniel graduated from Erfurt university in 2003 and Manchester Metropolitan University with a Master’s degree in Public Relations in 2005.

  • Position: Senior Advisor ESG & Sustainability Transformation at global sustainability consultancy SLR Consulting Ltd. He has been a PR consultant for more than 15 years, working at international network agencies like FleishmanHillard and Burson-Marsteller. Daniel is an International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Board member and Golden World Awards jury member. He is currently chairman of IPRA’s Climate Change Chapter. As a guest lecturer, Daniel speaks about sustainability and PR at universities across Europe and supports national and international organizations to achieve their sustainability goals.

  • Teaching Areas: Daniel’s focus is on developing and implementing sustainability/ESG strategies in Germany and Europe, rooted in corporate responsibility and aligning with societal expectations, incl. sustainability/ESG communication, stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships, storytelling for sustainability, corporate citizenship/CSR as well as trainings/workshops around ESG and SDGs.

Enric Ordeix

Erfurt University
  • President Global Communication Institute e.V.

  • Education: Enric is graduated in Public Relations by the University of Barcelona and in Journalism and Political Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Doctor in Humanities and Communication by Ramon Llull University

  • Position: Enric is the Dean of EAE Business School in Barcelona and president of the Global Communication Institute (Munich), president of the Education Commission of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain and a former co-Director of the Center for Global Communication (Barcelona-Boston) and of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Global Communication Management at Blanquerna- Ramon Llull University

  • Teaching areas:  His areas of expertise are Global Communication, Public Affairs and Public Relations. He has been a fulltime lecturer at Blanquerna School of Communication of the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) for 25 years  and part time and visiting professor of ESRP-UB, UPF, ESADE, UDG, ESIC, DUOC-UC (Chile), Erfurt University (Germany) and Emerson College (Boston), among others.

  • General: Enric is the President Global Communication Institute e.V, board member of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA),  research member of the Research Group on Strategic Public Relations and Advertising at Blanquerna (Barcelona). In the past, he has been one of the directors of FCBarcelona Barça Innovation Hub/Knowledge Area, head of communication for Spain of the Manpower Inc. and the Spanish Communication Practice director for the US based consultancy Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Alba Ramírez

Erfurt University
  • Education: PhD candidate 2024, Masters of Science in International Business (Northeastern University, Boston MA EEUU), Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations (Blanquerna University, Barcelona Spain).

  • Position: Associate Professor in the Blanquerna College in Barcelona Spain, and entrepreneur within the food industry.

  • Teaching areas: Marketing, Digital Marketing and Digital Storytelling.

  • Research Interests: Food Tech, Innovation, Food, Consumer Behavior.

Dr. K Sai Prasad

Erfurt University
  • Education: Dr K Sai Prasad holds an MBA in Marketing, MPhil in Management, and a PhD in Customer Communication

  • Position: Dr K Sai Prasad is currently the Dean and Professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC), Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru, India

  • Teaching Areas: Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Marketing, Brand and Advertising, Media Management, Consumer Behaviour, Integrated Marketing Communications, Leadership and Ethics

  • Research interests: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing, Customer Communication, Media

Nickolas D.G. Komninos

Erfurt University
  • Education and position: Nickolas D.G. Komninos, a graduate from the University of London, King’s College London, is a lecturer at the University of Udine.

  • Teaching areas: Nickolas started teaching at the University of Trieste but has also taught for the International Maritime Academy, CIELS the Advanced School for Linguistic Mediators and as a visiting professor in Greece and Finland and currently teaches English language and translation.He is member of BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), and AIA (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica) among other associations.

  • Research interests: Include Multimodality, Discourse Analysis; Intercultural Communication and Domain Specific English. He has participated in or led a number of national and international projects including: EXPerO – Expectations and perceptions of quality in VET; ACT – Access through Text;  MACE -Multimodal Awareness for Children’s Empowerment; Comuncazione e Plurilingue Efficace; Mediazione linguistica del conflitto e negoziazione del consenso in contesti interculturali; MACHETE Multiliteracy Advances and Challenges in Hypermedia English Teaching Environments; Plurilingualism in Healthcare; 2018-19: AToMMiC (Aid and Training for Multiliteracy and Multimodal Competence).

Dr. Adamu Abbas Adamu

Erfurt University
Malaysia, Sarawak
  • Education: Adamu holds the following degrees: a PhD (Communication), Masters in Public Relations (MPR), Postgraduate Diploma (Mass Communication), BA (Mass Communication)

  • Position: Adamu is a lecturer in Public Relations at Curtin University in Sarawak Malaysia

  • 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

Nuno da Silva

Erfurt University
  • Education: Nuno is a PhD candidate in Communications Sciences and holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management of Public Relations

  • Position: Nuno is a professor at the School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS) in Lisbon. He is also a PR Consultant at ONMI – Strategic Partners.

  • Research interests: Political Communication, Reputation Management, Speechwriting, Corporate Values, and Digital Public Relations

Pavel Slutsky

Erfurt University
Thailand, Bangkok
  • Education: Dr. Pavel Slutskiy was born Russia, where he earned his PhD in Journalism (Political Science) from Saint-Petersburg State University.

  • Position and teaching areas: Pavel holds a full-time position of an Associate Professor in Communication Management at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He also holds an Associate Professorship in Public Relations from Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University — the first higher education institution  in the country to offer a programme in PR. Since 2014, he has worked in Thailand.

  • Research interests: Include political and legal philosophy of communication, communication theory, philosophy of language, cross-cultural communication, strategic communication and public relations. He is the author of “Communication and Libertarianism” (2021), the book which was referred by the reviewers as “…an outstanding contribution to both libertarian political philosophy and communication theory… and the most comprehensive work on communication issues in libertarian theory ever published”. He is also the author of three other monographs, three university textbooks and numerous articles which were published in American Behavioral Scientist, Libertarian Papers, Journal of Promotional Communications and Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines among others. He participated in embassy round tables on Russia-ASEAN relations as well as in panels on Russian foreign policy; his three articles on the US elections coverage in Russian media were published in the top 1 percentile  SCOPUS journal.  He is a member of EUPRERA, IPRA, PRCA, a board  member of the GLOBCOM Institute (Germany), a member of the advisory board of Strategic Management in Global Communication (Spain), a member of the Editorial Board of the Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal (Australia), The EUrASEANs Journal (Thailand), the Journal of Communication Arts (Thailand) and a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Communication and Media in Asia Pacific. He is a chair of International Corporate and Marketing Communications in Asia Conference (ICMCAC) and Cross-Cultural Communication Conference (CCCC).

  • General: Pavel has been invited as a visiting professor by multiple universities, including Towson University (USA), Zayed University (Abu Dhabi), Wibauthuis Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University (Spain), University of Brawijaya (Indonesia), Webster University (Thailand). He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker for academic and trade conferences, as well as professional events. He is also a communication practitioner with more than 20 years of experience as a communication industry professional, entrepreneur, PR-consultant, journalist, editor and a TV-host. He is a founder and co-founder of several communication and research agencies which worked with major international clients, including Lufthansa, Cathay Airways, Kaspersky, Vivo, Cigna, Walt Disney, Sony, MSD, Tuborg, Chanel, Tetra Pak, Hitachi, Audi, Subaru and many others. He currently also works as a part-time strategic consultant for Midas PR – one of the top PR-agencies in Thailand. His recent projects include both corporate clients as well as EU and UN agencies.

Gaelle Picherit-Duthler

Erfurt University
Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Education: Gaelle holds a PhD degree from the University of Kentucky, USA

  • Position: Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University

  • Teaching interests: Gaelle focuses on strategic communication, internal communication, research methods and CSR.

  • Research interests: strategic communication, public relations, internal communication, CSR, social media, diversity, and global virtual teams.

Inka Stever

Erfurt University
Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Education:  Inka holds a Master of Arts in North American Studies from the Free University Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

  • Position: Inka holds the position of Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Practice at the College of Communication and Media Sciences, ZU – Abu Dhabi

  • Teaching interests: Integrated Strategic Communication, Campaign Development; she serves as advisor to the ZU Student Chapter of the Middle East Public Relations Association in Abu Dhabi and comes with over 15 years of work experience in Public Relations.

  • Research interests: Corporate Social Responsibility; PR in the Middle East; Building Student-Industry Relations; MEPRA Strategy Board Member

Rudiger Theilmann

Erfurt University
United Kingdom, Leeds
  • Position: Rudiger is a Senior Lecturer in Public Relations and Communication and acts as programme Leader of the MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication and MA International Communication at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom.

  • Teaching areas: Strategic Communication Management, Communication Consultancy, Intercultural Communication, Creativity in Strategic Communication

  • Research interests: Populist Communication, Visual Communication

J. Gregory Payne

Erfurt University
USA, MA, Boston
  • Education and position: Gregory is an Associate Professor in Emerson College’s Department of Communication Studies and one of the foremost international experts on the protest rhetoric of Kent State.

  • Teaching areas:  Greg’s 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.

  • General: Gregory is the 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.  He is also a Director of the Center for Ethics in Political and Health Communication, which he co-founded in 1996.

David Gerzof Richard

Erfurt University
USA, MA, Boston
  • Education: David holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.A. Emerson College

  • Teaching areas: David teaches courses in guerrilla public relations, sports PR, political communication, speech writing, thought leadership, and global public relations. He also develops programs that connect Emerson College’s Communication Studies Department with brands and innovators outside the school

  • General: David is a professional Advisor for Emerson College’s PRSSA chapter and is the founder and president of BIGfish PR, an award-winning tech PR agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  BIGfish PR represents publicly traded companies, sovereign nations, professional athletes and white-hot start-ups.

Chris Pentz

Erfurt University
South Africa, Stellenbosch
  • Education: Chris holds BCom, BCom (Honours), MCom, and PhD degrees from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

  • Position: Associate Professor at the Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University.

  • Teaching Areas: Chris specialises in Strategic Marketing (including communication), Global Marketing, and Retail Management.  He also enjoys lecturing international students and have lectured in Spain, Sweden and Reunion.

  • Research Interests: Marketing (including communication) strategies for the wine industry, consumer ethnocentrism, social media, intercultural communication and sustainability.

Renata Matkeviciene

Erfurt University
Lithuania, Vilnius
  • Education: Renata holds a PhD from Vilnius University, Lithuania (2006)

  • Position: Renata is a Professor and Dean of the faculty of Communication at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Teaching Areas: Renata focuses on corporate communication, CSR, research methods, communication campaigns.

  • Research Interest: Social entrepreneurship and social impact, political communication, trust and corporate social responsibility.

Asli Goksoy

Erfurt University
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Education: Prof Asli Goksoy earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences; Istanbul, and MBA in International Business from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, USA

  • Position: A full-time senior position of an Associate Professor in Management at American University in Bulgaria

  • Teaching Areas: Cross-Cultural Management, Organizational Change and Strategic Management

  • Research Interest: Resistance to Change, AI Management, Cross-Cultural Differences

Dr. José Luis Meza Orellana

Erfurt University
Valparaíso, Chile
  • Education: Dr. Meza holds a PhD in Institutional Communication from the Universidad de Malaga, Spain. He also earned a Master’s degree in Communication Management from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain.

  • Position: Currently, Dr. Meza serves as the Director of Institutional Relations at Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile. Previously, he held leadership roles as Academic Director of both the International Business Accelerator and the Center for International Economic Development at the same university.

  • Teaching interests: As an Associate Professor at the School of International Business, Dr. Meza leads the chairs on Social Engagement.
    His teaching passion lies in areas like communication in global environments, marketing, internationalization, and supporting SMEs.

  • Research interests: Dr. Meza’s research delves into international communication, intercultural business, and the impact of communication on internationalization processes. He has actively contributed to international relations for the School of International Business and championed social engagement projects, particularly those focused on strengthening the productive sector.

Carol Altamirano Quezada

Erfurt University
Valparaíso, Chile
  • General: Carol Altamirano Quezada, currently coordinating social engagement at the Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, previously served as CMO for La Quinta Emprende, a digital media initiative recognized nationally for covering innovative businesses. Her career also involves consultancy in marketing and communication for small companies, along with contributions to social innovation projects.

  • Position: As a professor, she is in charge of the chair related of social engagment at the School of International Business of the Universidad de Valparaíso, having been a professor of other chairs related to project management, social evaluation of projects, social responsibility for entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

  • Research interests: Her studies are in industrial civil engineering with a master’s degree in social and solidarity economy and customer experience management.