Engaging With Comms Students: COVID-19 Conversations

May. 12, 2020 03:15 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.

Student Members

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 3:15–4:15 p.m. EDT

The conversation will center around how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted both the type of content public relations educators are teaching their students and how they are helping their students navigate these uncertain times. The panelists will also discuss how COVID-19 has changed the type of information colleges are communicating to both current and prospective students.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How communications with prospective, admit and current students — both domestic and international — have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Addressing concerns that students may take a year off, if in-person classes do not return for the fall.
  • Engaging students digitally — both inside and outside the classroom.


David W. Brown
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Director of Public Relations Internships and Field Experiences
Department of Advertising and Public Relations
Temple University

Kelly B. Bruhn, Ph.D., APR
Associate Dean
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Jeanette De Diemar, Ph.D.
Vice President, University Advancement & External Relations
Texas A & M University, San Antonio


Kaye D. Sweetser, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA
Professor, School of Journalism & Media
San Diego State University
Member, PRSA Board of Directors