Amiso George

Professor
Strategic Communication
MOUS 219

a.george2@tcu.edu | 817-257-7510

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Education

Ph.D., Ohio University
M.A., Ohio University
B.S., Ohio University

Courses Taught

STCO 31423: Strategic Writing
STCO 32503: Images
STCO 47422: Global Communication
STCO 47523/53483: Crisis Communication*
STCO 48833: Campaigns (PR)

Areas of Focus

Risk and crisis communication. Public relations. Corporate communication.

  • Presented papers on public relations and crisis communication at national and international conferences and has published journal articles and book chapters in the same area
  • Co-editor of Culture and Crisis Communication: Transboundary Cases from Nonwestern Perspectives.
  • Co-editor of Case Studies in Crisis Communication: International Perspective on Hits and Misses
  • Co-editor of Race, Gender and Other Minorities: Readings for Professional Communicators
  • Editor for Sage Open Access (online) publisher
  • Reviewer for Routledge, John Wiley and Oxford University publishers
  • Former director of the TCU Strategic Communication graduate program.
  • Developed and taught the first course in crisis communication.
  • Director of the public relations program at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada in Reno.
  • Taught at University of Texas San Antonio.
  • Worked as a radio and television journalist and freelance broadcaster at Nigerian Television Authority and Voice of America (Africa Service), a consultant for C-SPAN-TV in Washington, D.C., editor-at-large for Celebrate Your Heritage (CYH, and a public relations consultant.
  • APR Accreditation Chair for the Greater Fort Worth PRSA.
  • Former board member and vice chair of Ohio University Alumni Association.
  • Plank Public Relations Fellow in the Corporate Communications Department at USAA.
  • Conducted a workshop on crisis communication.
  • Visiting associate professor of strategic communication at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. George is an external examiner for the public relations program at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia.
  • Dr. George consults in risk and crisis communication.
  • PRSA Fellow
  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
  • Winner of three Worthy (professional PRSA) awards.
  • Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at University of Texas San Antonio
  • Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Education
  • The Best of Texas award for her student teams at the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA) Student Case Study Competition
  • 2018 Bridge Award for Excellence in Strategic Communication Research by the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference and the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida
  • 2017 PRSA Educator of the Year
  • 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow ┬áby the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • International Communication Association
  • International Association of Business Disciplines