Dr. David Dozier, 2019 Educator Honoree

Dr. David Dozier

Dr. David M. Dozier, professor emeritus at San Diego State University, is a scholar of public relations and communication management. The author or co-author of over 100 books, book chapters, articles, and scholarly papers, his works have been cited by other scholars over 4,000 times and over 2,000 times in the last five years.

He is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award (1990) from the Institute for Public Relations Research for his contribution to original scholarly research in the field, and the recipient of the Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavior Science Prize (2001) for his research in public relations that benefits practitioners. The Public Relations Society of America named him the Outstanding Educator (2008), a national award. That same year at SDSU, David received the Monty Award for teaching excellence in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. The Institute for Public Relations named him a Research Fellow (2009), one of only seven such Fellows so honored. He received the Norma B. Connelly Public Affairs Service Award (2014) for “exceptional meritorious service to U.S. Navy Public Affairs.”

David has extensive expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, which is reflected in his academic work and through industry consulting. A recognized expert on research applications to communication management, he has been an invited speaker throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. With Glen Broom, he authored Using Research in Public Relations: Applications to Program Management (Prentice-Hall, 1990).

More recently, David co-authored (with Larissa and James Grunig) Excellent Public Relations and Effective Organizations: A Study of Communication Management in Three Countries¬†(Erlbaum, 2002) and the Manager’s Guide to Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management¬†(Erlbaum, 1995). These books report findings of a three-nation, $400,000 study of communication management in over 300 organizations. Funded by the International Association of Business Communicators Research Foundation, the study provides the most comprehensive examination to date regarding communication excellence in organizations and how such excellence contributes to an organization’s “bottom line.”

David completed his doctorate in communications research at Stanford University in 1978.

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