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Bowen co-authors book on the public relations function
Shannon A. Bowen, associate professor of public relations at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has released the book, “An Overview of the Public Relations Function” (Business Expert Press, 2010) with co-authors Brad Rawlins and Thomas Martin. The book provides an executive review of the field of public relations with a focus on what managers need to know in order to master the function quickly and effectively.
Bowen’s research interests include communication and media ethics, public relations ethics and theory, organizational communication, the strategic management of issues in the pharmaceutical industry, and the ethical decisions by media members surrounding representations of acts of terrorism. She is contributing editor of Media Ethics magazine and joint editor of peer-reviewed Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics.
She received a Ph.D. in communication and mass communication from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in advertising and sociology (double-major) the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.