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Denise P. Ferguson, APR

Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB)
Phone: (310) 506-6868
Fax: (310) 456-3083
E-mail: denise.ferguson@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1984
  • B.A., Indiana State University, 1980
Courses:
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Public Relations Campaigns and Cases
  • Qualitative Communication Research Methods
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • National Communication Association, 1999-present, former Chair
  • Religious Communication Association, 2004-present, Executive Council
  • Public Relations Society of America, 2004-present, APR
  • Commission on Public Relations Education, 2009-2013
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011-present
Academic Interests:
  • Crisis communication
  • Faith in the public sphere
  • Political communication
  • Public relations activism
Selected Works:
  • Fracking democracy: Issue management and locus of policy decision-making in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling debate. Public Relations Review.
  • Crisis image repair: Effective strategies to sustain relationships. Continuity, 2.
  • Corporate speech. In R. Heath (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public Relations (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Government relations. In R. Heath (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public Relations (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Professionalism in public relations. In R. Heath (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public Relations (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Religious organizations and public relations. In R. Heath (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public Relations (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • What the Frack? Activism in the Marcellus Shale region. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 7, 2.