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The impact of crucibles in developing public relations character and competencies as servant leaders Juan Meng

Abstract: Crucibles are essential in the development of leaders. Crucibles refer to trials and challenges that test and mold the character, values, and behavior of leaders. Through in-depth interviews with […]

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What Drives a Tough Call: Determining the Importance of Contingency Factors and Individual Characteristics in Communication Executives’ Stance Decision-Making through a Conjoint Analysis Taylor Voges, Yan Jin & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract: To further the understanding of how communication executives make tough calls in times of organizational-public conflict, we use a conjoint analysis to identify key drivers for organizational stance decision-making. […]

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Women in public relations: Ascribed and avowed leadership identities and expectations Juan Meng

Abstract: Women who aspire to leadership positions in public relations have to develop political astuteness when it comes to addressing ascribed identities and expectations associated with gender and race. Through […]

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Inclusive leadership and women in public relations: Defining the meaning, functions, and relationships Juan Meng

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to introduce inclusive leadership as a new theoretical framework to understand its meaning and functions in advancing gender equalities and empowerment in public […]

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The Power of Myth and Truth: Uncovering the History and Growing Role of Native Americans in Public Relations Yan Jin and Taylor Voges

Yan Jin (PI), Shelley Spector (Co-PI), and Taylor Voges (PhD Candidate, Co-PI). “The Power of Myth and Truth: Uncovering the History and Growing Role of Native Americans in Public Relations.” The Arthur W. Page Center […]

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Women in public relations: Ascribed and avowed leadership identities and expectations Juan Meng

Abstract: Women who aspire to leadership positions in public relations have to develop political astuteness when it comes to addressing ascribed identities and expectations associated with gender and race. Through […]

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2021 Enzaim Best Article Award Jeong-Yeob Han and Hanyoung Kim

Kim, Hanyoung (Grady PhD Candidate and now assistant professor at University of Houston) and Jeong-Yeob Han won 2021 Enzaim Best Article Award (2nd place) from Korea Health Communication Association, in recognition […]

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The roles of instrumental support and mentoring in balancing professional and family responsibilities: Perspectives from women in PR in the United States Juan Meng

Abstract: The rise of a professional career presents women in today’s public relations profession an intense challenge in balancing professional and family responsibilities. Therefore, this study investigates female public relations […]

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Three Rs: Resilience, Resourcefulness, and Reform Mindedness in Public Relations Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Juan Meng

Dr. Meng serves as an invited panelist to discuss how the double pandemic—the virus and racial reckoning—is continuing to shape resilience, resourcefulness and reform in our industry and how educators […]

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Inclusive leadership and women in public relations: Defining the meaning, functions, and relationships. Juan Meng

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to introduce inclusive leadership as a new theoretical framework to understand its meaning and functions in advancing gender equalities and empowerment in public […]

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