We're currently planning the PRSA 2014 International Conference. If you're interested in learning more about the quality insight presented, check out the 2013 Conference program information below.

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Transitioning to Academe: Using Your Skills in the Classroom

Your Society at Work

Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–noon

Room: Salon L (Hotel Floor 5)

Educators Academy, Educational Affairs Committee, and College of Fellows Session

Your Session ROI

Public relations education is in crisis with too many open teaching positions and too few Ph.D.’s to fill them. Bob Pritchard of the University of Oklahoma, Jeanette Drake of the University of Findlay, and Sandra C. Duhé of Southern Methodist University, introduce the highly acclaimed “Learning to Teach” series offered by the Educators Academy. They provide insight into how you can transition from the practice to the classroom, and share their journey into academe as well as the plusses and minuses of teaching.


Bob "Pritch" Pritchard, APR, Fellow PRSA, lecturer and faculty adviser, Lindsey + Asp, University of Oklahoma

Photo of Bob Pritchard has more than 25 years of experience as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy and 10 years of experience as a public relations educator. He serves as the faculty adviser for the OU PRSSA Chapter and for Lindsey + Asp, the advertising and public relations agency in Gaylord College.

Jeanette Drake, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, chair and associate professor of communication, University of Findlay

Photo of Jeanette Drake, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA Dr. Drake has 20 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit public relations and corporate communication. She developed a master’s program at Kent State University and currently teaches at the University of Findlay, where she founded a PRSSA Chapter.

Sandra C. Duhé, Ph.D., APR, associate professor and chair, division of communication studies, Southern Methodist University

Photo of Sandra C. Duhé, Ph.D., APR Prior to joining academia in 2004, Duhé served as a public affairs manager for three multinational oil companies. She currently serves as outreach chair for the PRSA Educators Academy.