Academic/Professional Biography

Active strategic communications blogger and public relations counselor. Retired tenure track public relations professor. Counselor in media and analyst relations, strategic communications adviser, speech writer, public affairs specialist, Wall Street communications expert, 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. Ten years authoring Almost DailyBrett, a strategic communications blog.

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.

Joint Research paper with CWU Political Science Professor Todd Schaefer, “Formalizing the American Brand: the case for US culture, language and soft power institutes, was published by Springer’s Place Branding and Public Diplomacy on February 25, 2019.

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

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