Eastern Michigan University
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Jamie Ward

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University
MA in Communication and Theater Arts from Eastern Michigan University
BA in Communication from University of Michigan – Dearborn

Professional Associations/Memberships

Public Relations Society of America
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
National Communication Association

Representative Courses Taught

PURL 201 - Public Relations and Public Responsibility
PURL 221 - Fundamentals of Social Media
PURL 312 - Introduction to Public Relations
PURL 333 - Integrated Campaigns
PURL 403 - The Agency


Advising Area: Public Relations

For advising assistance, please stop by office hours or email for an appointment.

Fall 18 office hours
M 10am-1pm
T 8am-9am
TH 8am-9am and 12:30pm-2:00pm


Jamie Ward is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the School of Communication, Media, & Theatre Arts and serves as the Faculty Adviser for Eastern Michigan University's Eleanor Wright Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Prior to entering academia, Jamie spent more than a decade in the nonprofit sector working to help nonprofit organizations advance their cause through strategic public relations. Her extensive background includes strategic development, branding, and storytelling for advocacy and engagement. As an avid researcher and writer, Jamie is a contributor to PR News and Public Relations Journal as well as several additional peer-reviewed journals. She is a noted speaker who frequently presents at national and international conferences and business events on topics related to public relations, social media, storytelling, crisis communication, and ethics. Jamie is (co)author of the following books: "A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations" and "Veteran Friendships Across Lifetimes: Brothers and Sisters in Arms."