Faculty & Staff

Dean Mundy

Dean Mundy

Assistant Professor

137 Franklin Building

Dean Mundy joined the SOJC in fall 2014. He previously was an assistant professor of public relations at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Before entering academia, Mundy spent approximately 10 years in the corporate world, primarily at the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta, where he worked for the corporate treasury, core-brand market analysis team, and international McDonald’s account. He also worked for Accenture Consulting (formerly Andersen Consulting) as a business process consultant for a national “model banking” project and for Nortel Networks as a media relations analyst and corporate spokesperson for the southeastern U.S. In his down time, Mundy loves gardening, running, watching any college sport, and, yes, playing with Legos.


  • PhD, Mass Communication research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Political Science and Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Expertise

  • Public relations
  • Social movements
  • Nonprofit communication
  • Media framing


Mundy’s research explores the advocacy strategies that social movement organizations use. Focusing primarily on organizations within the LGBT movement, he studies how organizations within the movement craft their communication strategies at local and state levels, the corresponding challenges and opportunities they meet along the way, and what this might mean for other advocacy-driven organizations.