Academic/Professional Biography

Tenure track public relations professor, media and analyst relations, strategic communications, speech writer, public affairs specialist, Wall Street communicator, employee communications pro, crisis communications expert and social media evangelist.

Four years teaching introductory and advanced public relations, IMC, corporate PR, investor relations and crisis communications courses to the next generation of communications choreographers. Eight years authoring Almost DailyBrett, a blog about strategic communications.

Four years directing technology accounts for A&R Edelman; 10 years running the Corporate Public Relations Department at LSI Logic; two years opening up the Japan market for the American semiconductor industry; three years balancing the needs of loggers and the Northern spotted owl; and eight years in Sacramento with the Duke of California, including managing the state’s public response to the Loma Prieta Earthquake.

Earned M.A. in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Completed pedagogic research for master’s project, an upper division/master’s level course, Strategic Business/Financial Communications— Media Relations, Social Media, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications, Employee Communications. Bekam in 2011 die Zertifikat Deutsch von der Goethe Institut in San Francisco. Received B.A. in Broadcasting Journalism from the University of Southern California.

Teamed on research/quantitative analysis on questions revolving around Is Ghost Blogging Like Speechwriting? A Survey of Practitioners About the Ethics of Ghost Blogging. Received Jackson-Sharpe Award for ghost blogging research paper from the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC). Our research will be published by Public Relations Journal.

Basking in Eugene marital bliss. Providing parental guidance and required comfort to a finicky ally cat.

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