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Dr. Amiso M. George Receives PRSA’s Outstanding Educator Award

NEW YORK (Oct. 9, 2017) — The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented Amiso M. George, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA with its Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. The award was presented on October 9th at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston.

“Dr. Amiso is a shining example of the role educators play in challenging our future practitioners to think strategically, critically and ethically,” said 2017 PRSA National Chair Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA. “Her outstanding career speaks to the caliber of educators who are deserving of this highest award and PRSA is honored to recognize her for these achievements.”

Currently Associate Professor of Strategic Communication at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Dr. George developed and taught the first course in crisis communication and was director of the public relations program at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada in Reno. She also taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dr. George is the winner of five Worthy Awards from the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of PRSA, and is an advisor to the award-winning TCU Bateman (public relations) team. She is also the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at the University of Texas San Antonio, the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Education from the International Radio and Television Society Foundation and the Best of Texas Award for her student teams at the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA) Student Case Study Competition.

Throughout her career, she has consulted at universities in Nigeria, Australia, and Malaysia, presented more than 50 papers on public relations and crisis communication at national and international conferences, written 15 book chapters on these topics, and published 17 peer-review journal articles. She is co-editor of three books, “Culture and Crisis Communication: Cases from Nonwestern Perspectives,” “Case Studies in Crisis Communication: International Perspective on Hits and Misses” and “Race, Gender and Other Minorities: Readings for Professional Communicators.”

About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community. The organization’s mission is to make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career. PRSA achieves this by offering its members thought leadership, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to help them develop new skills, enhance their credibility and connect with a strong network of professionals. The organization sets the standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry. PRSA collectively represents more than 30,000 members consisting of communications professionals spanning every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Learn more about PRSA at www.prsa.org.

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PRSA
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