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Rose Campbell

Professor, Butler University

Butler Professor Rose CampbellDr. Rose Campbell’s expertise covers the areas of health communication, public relations and advertising, and strategic communication for nonprofit organizations. More specifically she has focused on media coverage (mass and social media) of health risks and health crises, including international (comparative communication studies in Japan and Hungary); public health campaigns and effectiveness; Food safety regulation; and environmental safety regulation (media coverage).

During her years with Butler University, her classes have covered the subjects of public relations and advertising, including a course in service-learning public communication campaigns and a public health campaigns honors course.

 

Abbey Levenshus

Associate Professor, Butler University

Associate Professor Abbey LevenshusDr. 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

 

Rob Norris

Lecturer, Butler University

Rob NorrisRob Norris spent more than 40 years in the field of communication. He began his career in 1976 as public relations assistant for the predecessor of Duke Energy Indiana. During his 30 years with that company, he became director of Corporate Communications, overseeing advertising, media relations, video production, and speech writing.  Rob personally represented the company during environmental crises, nuclear issues, strikes, extended power outages, a financial crisis, two mergers, and an attempted hostile takeover.

After retiring from Duke Energy in 2006, Rob became a communications manager for Cummins Inc., where he provided training programs on presentational speaking and media relations for Cummins officers from around the world. Rob works today as an instructor in communication at Butler University, where he developed the University’s course on crisis communication.

 

Armando Pellerano

Lecturer, Butler University

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Mark Rademacher

Associate Professor, Butler University

Mark RademacherDr. Mark Rademacher is an associate professor of strategic communication in the College of Communication at Butler University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including research methods, audience insights, and strategic communication campaign strategy. He also serves as Chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Communication, and as a Faculty in Residence in Irvington House Residence Hall, a program that has faculty members and their families living in campus residence halls to support student academic and personal success. 

Dr. Rademacher came to Butler in 2009 as an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, earning tenure in the spring of 2016. He earned both a PhD and a Master's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He also earned a B.S. in Broadcasting from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in 2000. 

His research investigates the intersection of identity, mass media, and consumer culture across a variety of contexts, including self-representation strategies utilized by marginalized populations on social media, depictions of masculinity in promotional content and reality television, and the consumer socialization of young children. His work has been published in well-regarded communication journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Journal of Communication Inquiry, and Journal of Children and Media.

Amanda Stevenson-Holmes

Instructor, Butler University

Amanda Stevenson-HolmesWith more than 20 years of marketing communications experience, Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College in 1999 and a master’s of business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003. She’s also a graduate of Leadership Johnson County’s Signature Class of 2019.

Amanda has served organizations and clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, technology, accounting, insurance and retirement services, non-profit, government, legal, foodservice, travel and tourism. She’s experienced success increasing brand awareness, lead generation, customer retention, and associate engagement through multi-channel marketing communication strategies for both B2B and B2B2C using cohesive and engaging content, events, print and digital platforms including SalesForce MarketingCloud, social media/Hearsay Social and web portals.

Kevin Wang

Affiliate Faculty, Butler University

Kevin WangDr. Wang is Associate Professor in the Strategic Communication Department, where he teaches promotional writing, principles of strategic communication, research methods, and global strategic communication. Kevin conducts research on the implication of information communication technologies (ICTs) for individuals, organizations, and processes. He has authored several journal articles and book chapters on e-government, online consultation, online public diplomacy, political campaigns on the Web, and virtual communities. He also regularly presents his work at national and international conferences. Dr. Wang earned his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota; as well as M.C. Digital Media and B.A. Communications from University of Washington.