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Page, Janis

Janis Teruggi Page University of Illimois at Chicago, USA, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA

Janis Teruggi Page draws from 20 years of executive experience managing strategic communications for regional and national media companies. She managed corporate, consumer, and media relations, creating programming partnerships with major TV networks, directing PR for national industry trade show events, and supervising new product launches. She is a member of PRSA and IABC and continues to serve clients through her consultancy, MediawerksPR.

Since earning a Ph.D. from Missouri School of Journalism in 2005, her faculty appointments have included the University of Florida, American University, and The George Washington University, where she is on the Strategic Public Relations faculty in the Graduate School of Political Management. In 2016 she was named Professor of the Year in GW’s College of Professional Studies. She has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate-level PR courses such as principles, writing, cases, campaigns, corporate advocacy, issues management, sustainability, theory, and visual communication.

An active and award-winning scholar, she has produced more than 50 conference papers, book chapters, and refereed articles. Her work appears in the Journal of Political Management, the Handbook of Strategic Communication, and in edited volumes on PR and visual persuasion ethics. She has presented research at many national and global conferences.