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PRSSA 2016 National Conference

Crossroads of Public Relations

Indianapolis | Oct. 21–25 |

Don Wright, Ph.D, APR, Fellow PRSA jay
Professor and Chair in Public Relations  
Boston University

Let's Get Ethical: Interactive Panel
Saturday, October 7
4:10–5:10 p.m.

Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., is the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations at Boston University’s College of Communication, the world’s first degree-granting institution in public relations. He is one of the most published public relations scholars in the areas of ethics, employee communication and social media, and is an internationally known professor, author, speaker, researcher, advisor, and corporate communications consultant. In addition to teaching, conducting scholarly and applied research, and lecturing in more than 30 countries on five continents, Professor Wright has worked full-time in corporate, agency and university public relations, and has been a communications consultant for more than three decades.

PR Week magazine has recognized him both as one of the Top 10 public relations educators in the United States and as one of the “15 Leading Lights” in
US public relations. He is a long time member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), an independent foundation dedicated to exploring the science beneath the art of public relations. From 1989 through 2012 he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arthur W. Page Society, a select membership organization of senior-level public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession. He is a past president of the International Public Relations
Association (IPRA), a professional society with members in more than 100 countries, is a past chair of the IPR Measurement Commission and is the Founding Editor of the Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations. Dr. Wright was the founding Editor of PRSA’s Public Relations Journal, the world’s first quarterly open-access peer-reviewed electronic research journal in public relations, and is an active consultant in public opinion research, employee communications, organizational ethics, professional development as well as management and structure of the corporate communications function.