Mary Ann Ferguson

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 When a professor and mentor encouraged Mary Ann Ferguson to start thinking about research while she was getting her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she decided to tackle the future of public relations. She presented a paper which was well-received…

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Posted: September 5, 2019

Mary Ann Ferguson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations professor, is the recipient of the 2019 Journal of Public Relations Research (JPRR) Karen M. Russell Award for “Building Theory in Public Relations: Interorganizational Relationships as a Public Relations Paradigm,” the most-downloaded JPRR article during 2018.…

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Posted: August 8, 2019

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and graduate students were recognized at the 22nd annual International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) in Orlando from March 7-9. Following are this year’s award winners. -Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and doctoral student Cen “April” Yue received the Brigham…

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Posted: March 8, 2019

Companies can have a variety of reasons for engaging in what the public considers socially responsible (CSR) practices. These motives can range from the purely philanthropic to desiring a favorable image to increasing revenue. In a crisis situation, a campaign to communicate CSR needs to be especially sensitive to public…

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Posted: March 28, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and alumna Hyejoon Rim, Ph.D. 2013, authored “Proactive Versus Reactive CSR in a Crisis: An Impression Management Perspective,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Business Communication. Rim, the first author on the article, is currently…

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Posted: August 23, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFJCJ) Public Relations Professor Mary Ann Ferguson and doctoral student Baobao Song, have been awarded an Arthur W. Page Center 2016-17 Joint Faculty-Practitioner Grant for $10,000. Ferguson and Song will serve as co-principle investigators on the grant which is titled, “Employee Prosocial…

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Posted: April 19, 2016