Dr. Abbey Levenshus serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication. She teaches undergraduate courses in basic and advanced strategic communication, including writing, media planning, and case studies in communication.
She mentors and advises undergraduate students and serves as the faculty adviser for Butler’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She chairs the College of Communication Honors Committee and serves on Butler's Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, Honors Board, Career Services Advisory Board and Phi Beta Kappa committee. She currently chairs the Communication Committee for the Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy.
Dr. Levenshus' research on government public relations, risk and crisis communication, and social media management has been published in books and top communication journals like Journal of Applied Communication Research and the Journal of Public Relations Research.
Her professional experience includes serving as communication director for a U.S. Congressman, a political technology company, and a government consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She earned her M.A. in Public Communication at American University and her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland. Prior to Butler, she was an assistant professor of communication at the University of Tennessee.
In 2016, Dr. Levenshus was thrilled to return to her home state of Indiana in order to join Butler's faculty.Curriculum Vitae