Grady College is pleased to announce that Bryan Reber, the C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership, has been named the head of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College. In addition to his departmental and teaching responsibilities, Reber also directs the UGA Crisis Communication Coalition, dedicated to the study of crisis communication and strategic response of related issues. He succeeds former department head Tom Reichert, who was recently named dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Information and Communications.
“Bryan comes more than ready for this opportunity, having served for seven years as assistant department head,” said Charles N. Davis, dean of Grady College. “He’s been trained by the best, and demonstrates the very best of Grady College. I have long admired Bryan’s level-headedness and deep-seated sense of what’s right, and I will enjoy working with him more closely as we move forward.”
Yan Jin, associate director of the Center for Health & Risk Communication has been named the assistant department head of AdPR. “I am eager to work with Dean Davis, Yan and our world-class faculty in AdPR to continue to develop a program to which students will be drawn, from which employers will compete to hire and of which alumni will be proud,” Reber said. Additional information can be found here.