Advertising and Public Relations

Acosta-Alzuru, Carolina

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru
Associate Professor, Public Relations

She teaches public relations, cultural studies, and qualitative methods. Scholarship foci: telenovelas, culture and society.



Ahn, Sun Joo (Grace)

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn
Assistant Professor, Advertising

Dr. Ahn teaches advertising research and advertising and society. Her research examines how social media, video/internet games, and immersive virtual environments influence user attitude and behavior.



Barnhart, Jennifer

Jennifer Barnhart
Senior Lecturer, Advertising

Dr. Barnhart teaches Advertising Message Strategy and the capstone campaigns course for advertising majors. She is the advisor to Grady's student-run advertising agency.



Cacciatore, Michael

Michael Cacciatore
Assistant Professor, Public Relations

Dr. Cacciatore teaches research methodology and introduction to public relations in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations. His research focuses on risk communication with an emphasis on media coverage of risk and opinion formation for risk topics.



Caruso, Glen

Glen Caruso
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Glen Caruso is an established entrepreneur, educator and digital marketing sales and strategy expert. He has worked at leading interactive media companies throughout his career. During the last four years he was part of the executive management team responsible for the sale of two digital advertising startups: Firecracker Digital Group and BLiNQ Media, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer. Currently Glen is Director of Strategic Accounts for Rocket Fuel, a top Programmatic DSP/DMP. He is responsible for Platform and Managed Service sales to the top 50 brink marketers in the Southeast. Throughout his career, Glen as closed over $109 million worth of advertising partnerships from Fortune 100 marketers and their ad agencies.



Deal, Sabrena

Sabrena Deal
Lecturer, Public Relations

Deal teaches Graphic Communication and Advertising Message Strategy. She works with undergraduate students to develop an understanding of basic design concepts, common design challenges, idea generation, brainstorming, and content writing and editing using Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).



Evans, Nathaniel J.

Nathaniel Evans
Assistant Professor, Advertising

Dr. Evans teaches advertising and society, advertising management, and graduate level advertising foundations courses. His research interests examine consumers’ processing and evaluation of immersive and non-traditional advertising formats that include advergames, branded apps, in-game advertising, and native advertising with a focus on public policy implications.



Haan, David

David Haan
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Mr. Haan is Executive Director of Creative Circus. He helps facilitate the partnership between the Department of Advertising & Public Relations and the Creative Circus in the "Summer at the Circus" program. He has worked for FCB, McCann Erickson and Frankel serving clients including Coors, Molson, Mazda, General Mills, Nestle, S.C. Johnson, Sunkist, Visa, Dreyer’s, Clorox and Zicam. Mr. Haan has a Master’s in Advertising from Michigan State University.



Han, Jeong-Yeob

Jeong-Yeob Han
Associate Professor, Advertising

Dr. Han teaches communication theory, research methods, and technology and health. Research foci include health communication and technology, new media effects, and research methods and design.



Harris, Bryan

Bryan Harris
Part-time faculty, ADPR

As Director of Sports Practice for Jackson Spalding, Mr. Harris manages communication strategies for numerous sports-related clients, including the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN/SEC Network, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Atlanta Sports Council, PrimeSport, University of Georgia, TRUE linkswear, and multiple PGA TOUR-sanctioned events. Serves as a senior advisor on major corporate accounts, including Chick-fil-A and Google.



Himelboim, Itai

Itai Himelboim
Associate Professor, Advertising

He studies the role social media play in news, political and international communication. Applying network analysis, he examines political talk and information flow.



Jin, Yan

Yan Jin
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Associate Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication

Dr. Yan Jin teaches undergraduate public relations courses in research, management, and campaigns, as well as graduate communication theory course. Her research includes studies of public relations, crisis communication, conflict management, social media, and strategic health and risk communication, with a strong focus on how emotions influence organizational decision making processes as well as publics’ information seeking behaviors and communicative responses.



Jones, Betty

Betty Jones
Senior Lecturer Emerita, Public Relations

Dr. Jones taught graphics and advanced graphics.



Jones, Barry

Barry Jones
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Barry's interests include media relations, media campaigns and feature writing. He teaches at University of Georgia, as an Adjunct Instructor, 2003 to Present (Public Relations Communication, Public Relations Administration, Public Relations Campaigns).



Kim, Jooyoung

Jooyoung Kim
Associate Professor, Advertising

Dr. Kim teaches advertising campaigns, advertising management, global advertising, and advertising research. Research foci are advertising engagement and brand communication.



King, Karen Whitehill

Karen King
Professor, Advertising
Jim Kennedy New Media Professor

Dr. King teaches advertising media planning, advertising campaigns and advertising research. Her research interests include advertising industry issues and health communication.



King, Daniel J.

Daniel King
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Dan King has been a partner in King & Spalding's Atlanta and New York offices, and served as the leader of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group. Dan practiced law for 30 years with significant litigation and trial experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration matters, before retiring at the end of 2010. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia and Georgia Gwinnett College. Dan holds bachelors and law degrees from the University of Illinois.



Kreshel, Peggy

Peggy Kreshel
Associate Professor, Advertising

Dr. Kreshel teaches advertising in society, media planning, and media culture and diversity. Her research focuses on advertising professionalization, ethics, and history and media and gender issues.



Krugman, Dean

Dean Krugman
Professor Emeritus, Advertising

Teaches management and communication theory. Research includes media audiences and health communication. Former President of the American Academy of Advertising. Received Academy's Outstanding Research award.



Landrum, Tom S.

Tom S. Landrum
Distinguished Professional-in-Residence in Advertising and Public Relations

Mr. Landrum is emeritus Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia (retired July 2014). He teaches fundraising in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He was responsible for managing the University of Georgia's advancement program, which includes fund raising, public affairs, alumni relations, financial and fund-raising support services, donor relations and stewardship, and special events.



Landrum, Kim

Kim Landrum
Lecturer, Advertising & Public Relations

Landrum teaches Graphic Communication and Advertising Message Strategy. She works with undergraduate students to develop an understanding of basic design concepts, common design challenges, idea generation, brainstorming, and content writing and editing using Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).



Lang, Steven

Steven Lang
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Copywriter/Audio Designer; Owner of He teaches Broadcast, Print and Internet Copywriting Broadcast and Internet Audio Production



Lariscy, Ruthann W.

Ruthann W. Lariscy
Professor Emerita, Public Relations

Dr. Lariscy teaches public relations principles, research, and public opinion. Dr. Lariscy's research focuses on political advertising and campaign management, public relations standards and health campaigns.



Len-Ríos, Maria

Maria Len-Ríos
Associate Professor, Public Relations

Dr. Len-Ríos teaches public relations and cross-cultural journalism courses. A newly published textbook will be available this year; Len-Ríos, M. E., & Perry, E.P. (2016). Cross-Cultural Journalism: Communicating Strategically About Diversity. Routledge/Taylor& Francis.



Lin, Jhih-Syuan (Elaine)

Jhih-Syuan (Elaine) Lin
Assistant Professor, Advertising

Dr. Lin teaches advertising media and consumer psychology. Her research interests include digital advertising, consumer-brand relationships, media psychology, and cross-cultural consumer psychology.



McMullen, Mark

Mark McMullen
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Mark teaches classes - both online at on ground - for the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the Grady College.



Meng, Juan

Juan Meng
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Director, ADPR Choose China Maymester Program

Dr. Meng’s teaching areas include public relations campaigns, research, management, and global PR. Her research focuses on leadership in public relations, measurement, trust, employee engagement, and reputation management. Dr. Meng also founded and directs UGA’s ADPR Choose China study abroad program.



Nowak, Glen

Glen Nowak
Professor and Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication

Nowak is responsible for developing and managing the College’s new Center for Health and Risk Communication, which seeks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to health and risk-related Communication projects, including interventions, campaigns, messaging and messages, news media and provider-patient communication.



Phua, Joe

Joe Phua
Assistant Professor, Advertising

Dr. Phua’s research examines the impact of new and emerging communication technologies, including social media, on advertising and branding, social marketing campaigns for public health issues like obesity and smoking cessation, and sports marketing. His teaching specialties include digital and social communication strategies, advertising and communication management, and digital advertising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.



Reber, Bryan H.

Bryan Reber
Assistant Department Head & Professor, Public Relations
C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership

He teaches public relations, management, and writing. Research foci are public relations and health and crisis communication.



Reichert, Tom

Tom Reichert
Department Head, Advertising and Public Relations
Athletic Association Professor of Advertising

Dr. Reichert has been teaching, researching and writing about advertising since 1993. He's served as Department Head since 2010. He also co-founded and co-directs UGA's Cannes Lions study abroad program.



Reid, Leonard

Leonard Reid
Professor Emeritus, Advertising

Dr. Leonard Reid is a Fellow of the American Academy of Advertising. He is a former editor of the Journal of Advertising, an author or co-author of 100+ refereed journal articles, and recipient of the American Academy of Advertising's Outstanding Research Award. He was Grady faculty member from 1980 to 2012, where he served as Department Head of ADPR, associate dean for research and graduate studies, and interim Grady dean (twice).



Reynolds, Cindy

Cindy Reynolds
Part-time faculty, ADPR

Cindy's research interests include advertising using new media, advertising on mobile devices, and creativity and advertising.



Robinson, Brian

Part-time faculty, ADPR



Roushanzamir, Elli Lester

Elli Roushanzamir
Associate Professor Emerita, Advertising

Dr. Lester Roushanzamir's primary teaching interests are advertising & society, message strategy and theory. Her research focuses on critical cultural studies, particularly the relationships between media images and media political-economy.



Russell, Karen Miller

Karen Russell
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Jim Kennedy New Media Professor

Karen Miller Russell is Associate Professor, teaching public relations and media history at Grady College. She edited the Journal of Public Relations Research from 2010-2015.



Sallot, Lynne

Lynne Sallot
Professor, Public Relations

Lynne M. Sallot, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, conducts research in and teaches classes in public relations.



Smith, Kristen

Kristen Smith
Senior Lecturer, Public Relations

Ms. Smith teaches Graphic Communication, Advanced Graphic Communication and Public Relations Communication. She is the faculty adviser to Creative Consultants, the student-run PR agency.



Jeff Springston
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor, Public Relations

Dr. Springston teaches public relations, media and health, and research methods. Research foci include health and risk communications.



Kirsten Strausbaugh-Hutchinson
Senior Lecturer, Advertising

Dr. Strausbaugh-Hutchinson teaches advertising message strategy, campaigns, and graphic communications. Service areas include acting as Faculty Advisor to the UGA AdClub.



Tinkham, Spencer

Spencer Tinkham
Professor, Advertising

Dr. Tinkham teaches advertising research methods, management and campaigns. Dr. Tinkham's research focuses on political communication, particularly with respect to message and audience factors in persuasion.