Josh Bentley

Assistant Professor
Strategic Communication
MOUS 226

j.bentley@tcu.edu | 817-257-4162

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Education

Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma
M.S., Oklahoma State University
B.S., John Brown University

Courses Taught

STCO 11103 – Writing and Editing
STCO 46403 – Law
STCO 50123 – Foundations
STCO 50523 – Information Law and Policy

Areas of Focus

Public relations. Law. Crisis communication. Fundraising strategies. Nonprofit media.

  1. Bentley, J. M. (2018). What counts as an apology? Exploring stakeholder perceptions in a hypothetical organizational crisis. Management Communication Quarterly, 32(2), 202-232.
  2. Bentley, J. M., Oostman, K. R., & Shah, S. F. A. (2018). We’re sorry but it’s not our fault: Organizational apologies in ambiguous crisis situations. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26(1), 138-149.
  3. Yang, A., & Bentley, J. (2017). A balance theory approach to stakeholder network and apology strategy. Public Relations Review, 43(2), 267-277.
  4. Bentley, J. M., White, J. M., Weiss, D., & Shields, J. D. (2016). Teaching integrated marketing communication campaigns. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, 6(1), 18-35.
  5. Bentley, J. M. (2015). Shifting identification: A theory of apologies and pseudo-apologies. Public Relations Review, 41(1) 22-29.

Assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. Morning show host and production director radio stations in Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

  1. Top Faculty Paper, National Communication Association (Public Relations Division)
  2. Top Poster, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations Division)
  3. Top Student Paper, National Communication Association (Public Relations Division
  4. Top Student Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Religion and Media Interest Group)
  5. Third Place Faculty Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations Division)
  1. National Communication Association
  2. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication