PhD - University of Florida
Susan Grantham earned her Ph.D. at the University of Florida after working in the public relations field for 15 years. An associate professor, she teaches public relations courses at the undergraduate level including introduction to public relations, public relations cases and public relations campaigns. In the campaigns class students work with a variety of local clients to develop and implement strategic campaigns. Previous clients have included Make a Wish, Mass Mutual Insurance, National Kidney Foundation, and the YMCA. At the graduate level, Professor Grantham teaches courses in integrated marketing communication techniques and management as well as strategic public relations practices. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she conducts research in risk assessment in order to improve public relations activities and in the area of public relations accountability. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the PRSSA chapter and as the Graduate Program Director in the School of Communication.