About: Dr. Kreshel has taught advertising in society, media planning, and media culture and diversity. Her research focuses on advertising professionalization, ethics, and history and media and gender issues.
She officially retired in December 2020, but has returned to teach on a part-time basis.
Ph.D., Communication Research, University of Illinois
M.A., Mass Communication, University of Nebraska
B.A., Advertising/Psychology, University of Nebraska
Research Interests and Activities
Dr. Kreshel’s research interests are advertising history, gender issues in mass communication and consumer culture, women’s studies and cultural studies. She has published in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Public Relations Review and the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration. In 1990, she received the “Best Article” Award, in the Journal of Advertising. She has presented her work at a number of national academic conferences.
Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association for best dissertation of the year. […]Read More
Qingru Xu and Peggy J. Kreshel, (Forthcoming). “State v. Professional: A Case Study of How Chinese New Media Construct Elite Female Athletes.” International Journal of Sport Communication. Abstract: In this […]Read More
Dr. Kreshel’s primary teaching interests are advertising and society; race, gender and media; advertising and communication management; media planning; and qualitative research methods. Dr. Kreshel is a member of the UGA Graduate Faculty. She was a faculty member at the Freedom Forum for Advertising Teachers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years, and has participated in a number of teaching workshops at national academic conferences, most recently, “Critical Media Pedagogy in the Advertising and Society Course” at AEJMC.
Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Kreshel owned/managed a restaurant in Fairbury, Nebraska; worked as an advertising sales representative for the Lincoln Journal-Star in Lincoln, Nebraska, and taught in the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska. She was an independent Jazzercise franchisee for 16 years.
Awards and Fellowships
She is a 2002-2003 University of Georgia Senior Teaching Fellow.
In September 2001, Dr. Kreshel was inducted into UGA’s Teaching Academy, which recognizes excellence in teaching and exists to promotes improved teaching throughout the University.
In 1992, she received the Richard B. Russell Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.