Interconnected in the 21st Century, the first edition of Conversations in Communication, is a series of publications which started as a project at the University of Hartford’s School of Communication. The goal of the series is to tackle major themes in the field of Communication and offer new perspectives on each theme. This collection of essays examines: corporate communication, branding strategies, cultural communication, strategic communication and emerging social media systems.
The first five essays offer insights into topics touched by others in the communication field. The collection ends with an original research study which looks at interconnectivity and the impact it has had on the communication industry.
For individuals within the communication industry, Conversations in Communication offers a new take on topics or themes that already engage you. For individuals working in other areas, the essays offer entries to this rich field of study.
About the Authors:
Phil is the owner of Full Media Services, an agency dedicated to media, marketing and publishing services. He currently sits on the board of INTO, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based out of Oberlin, Ohio, and Ecuador. INTO’s mission is: “To enable the underprivileged to generate change and opportunity for themselves through trade and education.” Phil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Visual Communication Design from the University of Hartford. He also holds a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Hartford. He currently resides in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lauren. You can find out more about Phil here.
Donn Weinholtz (Editor)
Professor Donn Weinholtz teaches a range of courses within the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, including; Professional Ethics, Foundations of Higher Education, Introductory Statistics, and Qualitative Research Methods. He also supervises doctoral dissertations. Within the University’s All-University Curriculum, he teaches an undergraduate leadership course, as well as Americans Studies courses focusing on the United States from 1865 until the present. Weinholtz is interested in all aspects of higher education administration. He is also interested in servant leadership (participative or facilitative) and is increasingly engaged in scholarship regarding Quaker leadership approaches. You can find out more about Donn here.
Dr. Susan Grantham (Co-Author)
Susan Grantham earned her Ph.D. at the University of Florida after working in the public relations field for 15 years. An associate professor, she teaches public relations courses at the undergraduate level including introduction to public relations, public relations cases and public relations campaigns. In the campaigns class students work with a variety of local clients to develop and implement strategic campaigns. Previous clients have included Make a Wish, Mass Mutual Insurance, National Kidney Foundation, and the YMCA. At the graduate level, Professor Grantham teaches courses in integrated marketing communication techniques and management as well as strategic public relations practices. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she conducts research in risk assessment in order to improve public relations activities and in the area of public relations accountability. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the PRSSA chapter and as the Graduate Program Director in the School of Communication. You can find out more about Susan here.
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