Spiro Kiousis

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Librarian April Hines is co-author of a recently published book, Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits. The resource leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration while also kindling long-lasting enthusiasm and inspiring organizations to…

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Posted: March 14, 2017

As many reflect on a historic election season, scholars are already hard at work analyzing the public relations campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Digging into the data to examine the public relations strategies of the two candidates leads to some surprising conclusions. Spiro Kiousis, executive associate dean of…

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Posted: December 20, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty members recently presented research papers at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.  The gathering, sponsored by the Korea Entertainment Association and Sungkyunkwan University Social Science Korea Research Group, included presentations by Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men on “Building an Engaged Workforce: The…

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Posted: June 10, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Executive Associate Dean Spiro Kiousis will be presenting In the Eye of Democracy: Mediated Public Diplomacy and the International Agenda Building Influence of the 2014 Hong Kong Protest at The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Public Relations Week conference being held March…

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Posted: March 15, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Public Relations Spiro Kiousis published “Agenda-building linkages between public relations and state news media during the 2010 Florida Senate election” in the March issue of Public Relations Review. Co-authoring on the research were: Ji Young…

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Posted: March 3, 2016

A substantial amount of research in political public relations focuses on the progress of presidential candidates—the ways in which each chooses to communicate political messages, the manner in which media reacts, and the corresponding public opinion throughout the campaign process. In short, the instances of strategic communication that dot the…

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Posted: December 11, 2015

Executive Associate Dean and Public Relations Professor Spiro Kiousis is featured in the June 1, 2015 post on the USC Center for Public Diplomacy blog, “Culture Posts: What about the Public Diplomacy Context?,” regarding the discussion of context at the Public Diplomacy pre-conference held May 21, 2015 prior to the…

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Posted: June 9, 2015

Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.) ICA is a leading…

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Posted: May 18, 2015

Why Disruption is Key to Political Engagement of Youth Executive Associate Dean and Public Relations Professor Spiro Kiousis and Professor Michael McDevitt of the University of Colorado Boulder write about engaging young voters in the article, “Why Disruption is Key to Political Engagement of Youth,” published March 2, 2015 in…

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Posted: March 2, 2015

Executive Associate Dean Spiro Kiousis is among 49 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities selected as 2013-14 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows. Kiousis joins UF colleagues Christopher Janelle, Interim Associate Dean, College of Health & Human Performance, and Rowan Milner, Department Chair, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, in this…

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Posted: September 26, 2013

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin today announced the appointment of the College’s new leadership team. Spiro Kiousis, chair and professor of the department of public relations, has been named executive associate dean after serving more than six years as chair of the department. “Spiro…

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Posted: January 10, 2013

Spiro Kiousis has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Public Relations, effective July 1, Dean Terry Hynes announced. Kiousis, who joined the faculty in 2002, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin, his A.M. from Stanford, and his B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He…

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Posted: April 21, 2006