Dr. Kelly Chernin

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Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, or by appointment

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M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
B.A., American University


Currently Teaching (Fall 2022)

COM 3220 Professional Ethics Public Relations
COM 3312 Crisis Communication

Courses Taught

COM 3220 Professional Ethics Public Relations
COM 3312 Crisis Communication
COM 3538 Public Interest Communication

Teaching and Research Specialties

International Communication
Public Interest Communication
Crisis Communication

Recent Publications

Chernin, K. (expected publication August 2022). Reimagining western media portrayals of China. In Peng, A., & Zhang, S. (Eds.). China, Media and International Conflicts. Routledge.

Chernin, K., & Brunner, B. (2022) Public interest communication in the classroom: Bringing activism to public relations education. Journal of Public Relations Education, 8(2), 111-146.

Waddell, T. F., Chernin, K., Neimand, A., & Christiano, A. (2022). The effect of documentary and fictional narratives on dehumanization of refugees and stereotype reversal. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2022.2061096

Title: Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2406

Office address
Walker Hall 123