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The Work, Life, and Gender Committee’s 2010 national survey of randomly sampled PRSA membership found that women still earn significantly less than men in public relations. Gendered income disparity can be attributed to years of professional experience, manager role enactment and income-suppressing career interruptions. There was also strong empirical evidence for direct gender income discrimination. In fact, results revealed that over a 40-year career, women are penalized $332,200 due to gender discrimination alone.
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Hongmei Shen, Ph.D., APR, associate professor and faculty advisor (PRSSA SDSU chapter), school of journalism & media studies, San Diego State University
Shen is a public member of the Commission of Public Relations Education, and chairs the 2012 Work, Life, and Gender Committee. She has published 10 refereed journal articles in various premier academic journals in public relations, journalism and mass communication. She has won top paper awards at top international and national communication conferences, where she has presented 26 refereed research papers.
Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D., APR, professor and interim director, school of journalism & media studies, San Diego State University
Dr. Sha’s scholarly work has been published in numerous top-tier journals, and she has won research honors from every major communication and public relations association. Her teaching honors include PRSA’s 2012 Outstanding Educator of the Year, San Diego State University’s 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award, and the University of Maryland’s 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Sha was the 2010 and 2011 chair of PRSA’s National Committee on Work, Life & Gender. Presently, she is vice-chair of the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest certification program in public relations. With Glen Broom, she is co-author of the 11th edition of Cutlip & Center’s Effective Public Relations (Pearson).
David M. Dozier, Ph.D., professor, school of journalism & media studies, San Diego State University
Dozier received the Pathfinder Award in 1990 from the Institute for Public Relations Research and Education. In 2001, he received the Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize for his research in public relations that benefits practitioners. In 2008, the Public Relations Society of America named him the Outstanding Educator.