124 Judy Sturgis Hill Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Jamie Ward has been a faculty member in the Public Relations Program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) since 2015. Currently she teaches a variety of public relations and communication undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition, Dr. Ward serves as the faculty adviser of the EMU Public Relations Student Society of America Eleanor Wright Chapter, faculty adviser of Thrifted Threads, and as a faculty mentor for the EMU Center for Digital Engagement. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Ward 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, Dr. Ward 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, storytelling, social media, crisis communication and ethics.
Dr. Ward is (co)author of the following books: Public Relations Principles: Current. Proven. Practical, A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations and Veteran Friendships Across Lifetimes: Brothers and Sisters in Arms.
COMM 681 Social Media
CTAC 124 Foundations of Speech Communication
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
Ward, J. & Agozzino, A. (2020). Public Relations Principles: Current. Proven. Practical. Stukent. Luttrell, R., & Ward, J. (2018) A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Ward, J. & Luttrell, R. (2018). Looking in to see out: An Introspective Approach to Teaching Ethics in PR.Journal of Public Relations Education, 4(2), 123-127. (Top Paper)
Ward, J. (2017) Veteran Friendships Across Lifetimes: Brothers and Sisters in Arms, Lexington Books.
Ward, J. (2017). Hope, Unification and Resentment: A Metaphorical Analysis of Music Lyrics Written in Response to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. In Viewpoints on Media Effects: Pseudo Reality and Its Influence on Media Consumers.
Ward, J.& Luttrell, R. (2017). Cultivating the Intergenerational Workplace Paradigm: 5 Key Factors. PR News, The Book of Employee Communications Strategies and Tactics, 6. New York, NY: PR News Press.
Ward, J. (2015). Riding the Wave: How the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge used storytelling and user-generated content to embrace slacktivism. In Public Relations and Participatory Culture: Fandom, Social Media and Community Engagement. New York, NY: Routledge.
Mon/Weds 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All Meetings via Zoom. Email for the link or other times to meet.
2020 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Teaching I Award