Josh Bentley

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Strategic Communication
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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.

  • Bentley, J. M. (2018). What counts as an apology? Exploring stakeholder perceptions in a hypothetical organizational crisis. Management Communication Quarterly, 32(2), 202-232.
  • 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.
  • Yang, A., & Bentley, J. (2017). A balance theory approach to stakeholder network and apology strategy. Public Relations Review, 43(2), 267-277.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top Faculty Paper, National Communication Association (Public Relations Division)
  • Top Poster, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations Division)
  • Top Student Paper, National Communication Association (Public Relations Division
  • Top Student Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Religion and Media Interest Group)
  • Third Place Faculty Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations Division)
  • National Communication Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication