Dr. Bryan Reber

Dr. Bryan Reber is an assistant department head and an associate professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Grady College at the University of Georgia.

Bryan’s primary teaching interests are public relations administration, public relations communication, and public relations campaigns. He has also taught persuasion, campaign research and public opinion management on the graduate level.

Prior to joining the Grady College, Bryan worked in public relations at Bethel College, Kansas. He has conducted research and consulted for the University of Alabama, Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, Sierra Club, Ketchum, Missouri Public Service Commission, and others. He taught at the University of Alabama immediately prior to joining the Grady faculty.

Bryan received the Ketchum/Institute for Public Relations, Scientific Methods And Research Techniques (SMART) Grant/Internship in 1999. He has received top paper awards at the International Communication Association (2001) and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2003, 2000).

Bryan’s research focuses on public relations theory, practice and pedagogy. He has published his research in the Journal of Public Relations Research, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication Management, and Newspaper Research Journal among others. In addition, he has presented his research at numerous academic conferences.

Bryan has  a B.A. in Speech and Drama from Bethel College, an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.


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Our Mission

The Plank Center’s mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society. The Center works to achieve its mission by:

Advancing knowledge of leadership values and skills in the profession;

Supporting research, teaching, service, and professional educational efforts that help develop diverse, responsible and trustworthy leaders;

Bridging the interests and vision of the practice and education; and

Collaborating with other groups and associations to nurture the ethical and effective practice of public relations.