Public Relations


Faculty members in the Department of Public Relations are available to provide professional/career advising. Faculty members are listed below by their areas of expertise. You are welcome to contact any of them for professional/career advising during their office hours or by email.

Please note that academic advising for public relations majors is available in PATH (1060 Weimer Hall) – not with the faculty listed here. In PATH, professional advisors can assist you and answer your questions about public relations classes, potential graduation dates, graduating with honors, degree checks, etc. It is best to consult the PATH office on University-wide matters, such as degree requirements. Also see the PATH office for initial academic advising; the Public Relations Department Chair – Dr. Myiah Hutchens () can also assist in some matters.

Social Media, Social Listening, Strategy, The Agency, Alpha Productions, National Millennial & GenZ Council, HPRSA

Natalie Asorey, 352-273-4358,

Public Interest Communications, Activism, Nonprofits

Angela Bradbery, 3200 Weimer Hall, 352-392-0466,

International Public Relations, Consumer Marketing, M&A, Corporate Reputation, Healthcare, Nonprofits

Christine Bucan, 1013 Weimer Hall,

Public Interest Communications, Global Social Change, Health Communications, Strategy and Movements

Ann Searight Christiano, 3200 Weimer Hall, 352-392-0420,

Public Relations Research, Risk Communication, Science and Environmental Activism, APRSA

Dr. Haoran “Chris” Chu, 2066A Weimer Hall, 352-294-9115,

Corporate Purpose/CSR, Digital Communication, Public Relations Measurement

Dr. Marcia DiStaso, 2085 Weimer Hall, 352-273-1220,  

Ethics/Professional Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility, Research

Dr. Mary Ann Ferguson, 1080A Weimer Hall, 352-392-6660,

Corporate Reputation, Crisis Communications

Patrick Ford, 3115 Weimer Hall, 352-294-0493,

Research Methods, Persuasion, Environmental, Science, and Political Communication

Dr. Jay Hmielowski, 3040C Weimer Hall, 352-392-3995,

Research Methods, Data Analysis, Political Campaigns, Online Communication

Dr. Myiah Hutchens, 3058 Weimer Hall, 352-273-4163,

Political Public Relations, Persuasion

Dr. Spiro Kiousis, Executive Associate Dean, 2096 Weimer Hall, 352-392-0466,

Public Relations Research, Public Relations Campaigns, Internal Communications

Dr. Linjuan Rita Men, 3054 Weimer Hall, 352-294-2897,

Cancer Communication, Health-Related Social Media Research, Research Methods

Dr. Carrie Miller,

Public Relations Campaigns, Strategy, Management, PRSSA

Mickey Nall, 2084 Weimer Hall, 352-294-1572,