Dr. Dean Kruckeberg, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a professor in the department of communication studies at UNC Charlotte. He is co-author of This Is PR: The Realities of Public Relations and of Public Relations and Community: A Reconstructed Theory. Kruckeberg is co-chair of the Commission on Public Relations Education and is a past member of PRSA's national board. He is former National Faculty Advisor of the Public Relations Student Society of America and is former chair of the PR Divisions of the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as of PRSA's Educators Academy.
He is a charter member of the Institute for Public Relations' Commission on Global Public Relations Research and is a former co-chair of PRSA's Educational Affairs Committee. Honors include PRSA's National Outstanding Educator Award, the Institute for Public Relations' Pathfinder Award, the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize, the Iowa Regents Faculty Excellence Award, the Wartburg College Alumni Citation and NCA's first PRIDE award in the book category for his book, Public Relations and Community: A Reconstructed Theory.
Dr. Kruckeberg has taught, lectured and performed research worldwide. He is author and co-author of numerous book chapters and journal articles that deal with global public relations and international PR ethics. He is the U.S. National Chair of council of the International Public Relations Association.