Grady College public relations professor inducted into Arthur W. Page Society

Bryan H. Reber, assistant head of the Grady College Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has joined the Arthur W. Page Society, a premier professional association for senior corporate communications executives.

“Membership in the Page Society represents an important recognition,” Gary Sheffer, chairman of the Page Society, wrote in a letter to Grady College Dean Charles Davis. “We are delighted that Bryan has joined our highly esteemed group of communications leaders who are helping shape the future of our profession and of businesses across the globe.”

The Page Society has over 500 members. Currently, only about six percent of the organization's membership is classified as educators, according to Susan Chin, member services director.

To be considered for membership as an educator, the Page Society's website states that a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be employed in a full-time public relations or corporate communications teaching position in an accredited institution of higher learning;
  2. Be regarded as a thought leader in public relations or corporate communications based upon a substantial body of work that has made a significant contribution to the profession;
  3. Possess an earned doctoral degree; and
  4. Be engaged in the profession outside of the academic environment.



“Educator candidates are evaluated by a sub-committee of Page educator members representing communications as well as business schools,” Chin explained. “Their recommendations are then shared with our membership committee who then proposes a slate for our board of trustees to approve.”

Reber teaches public relations, management, and writing. He is also the C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership.

Date: January 9, 2015

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