Faculty Experts Guide

Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR

Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR

Associate Professor of Communication

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-6868
denise.ferguson
School: Seaver College
Location: Malibu

Areas of Expertise

  • Public relations
  • Issues and crisis management
  • Media and First Amendment

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Dr. Denise Ferguson’s research has been published in Business Review Yearbook, Public Relations Review, The Handbook of Public Relations, Public Relations Journal and Sociological Quarterly, and has been presented at annual conferences of the International Association of Business Disciplines, International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Public Relations Society of America, and Religious Communication Association. Dr. Ferguson has several years of professional public relations experience in agency, higher education, corporate and nonprofit settings.

Dr. Ferguson holds the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and is a former executive member of the International Commission on Public Relations Education. She is Vice President of the Religious Communication Association and a charter member of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network.

Education

Ph.D., Public Affairs and Issues Management, Purdue University

M.A., Communication, Bowling Green State University

B.A., Communication, Indiana State University