Yan Jin selected for membership in the Arthur W. Page Society

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Yan Jin, an associate professor of public relations at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has joined the ranks of world-class senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators as a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society.

“It is a huge honor to join such a premier group,” said Jin, who is also associate director of the UGA Center for Health & Risk Communication. “As an academic member, I look forward to contributing research insights for corporate communications practice and to the mission of training future leaders in our field.”

Membership in the Page Society consists primarily of chief communication officers of Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofit organizations, as well as CEOs of top agencies. Only a small percentage of educators are extended an invitation for membership; yet Grady College now boasts two members, as Jin joins Bryan H. Reber, who was inducted in 2015.

“This is a top honor reserved for top educators in the field,” said Tom Reichert, head of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. “Dr. Jin is very deserving of this recognition, and we are proud of the collaboration and work she will do in this role alongside Dr. Reber and other Page Society members.”

Jin teaches undergraduate public relations courses in research, management, and campaigns, as well as a graduate communication theory course. Her research includes studies of public relations, crisis communication, corporate conflict management, social media, and strategic health and risk communication, with a strong focus on how emotions influence organizational decision making processes as well as stakeholders’ information seeking behaviors and communicative responses.
*Author: Stephanie Moreno

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