Professor, Public Relations, and Associate Dean
Dr. Bruhn teaches undergraduate courses in public relations collateral materials, PR Campaigns and research. She also teaches courses in the Master of Communication Leadership (MCL) program. Prior to joining the Drake faculty, Bruhn created award-winning campaigns for Verizon Wireless and various nonprofit organizations. Bringing years of public relations agency experience into the classroom, Bruhn creates real-world situations that prepare her students for top internships and positions globally. She also serves as Associate Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Bruhn’s research interests include public relations pedagogy, international public relations, and agency-client relationships in public relations agencies. She earned her doctorate from Michigan State University, a master’s degree from Ball State University and an undergraduate degree in communications from Valparaiso University.
Bruhn is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism and Mass Communication National Honor Society.
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