Faculty & Staff

Donnalyn Pompper

Donnalyn Pompper

Professor and Endowed Chair in Public Relations

Allen Hall 204
pompper@uoregon.edu

Donnalyn Pompper (Ph.D., Media & Communication, Temple University) teaches courses in and researches public relations, corporate social responsibility, and social identity. Overall, her research provides routes for enabling people, globally, to achieve their maximum potential at work, to embrace their intersecting social identity dimensions (e.g., age, ethnicity, gender), and to critically examine these issues across mass media representations.

Pompper is an internationally recognized scholar. Most recently, she wrote Rhetoric of Femininity: Female Body Image, Media, and Gender Role Stress/Conflict (2017, Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield) and edited Climate and Sustainability Communication (2017, Routledge).

She has won two national book awards: the 2015 PRIDE Book Award for Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement in Public Relations from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association for Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Relations: Negotiating Multiple Complex Challenges (2015, Routledge); and the 2014 Top Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association for Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations (2014, Emerald Publishing). Pompper also has co-edited Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience & the Global Justice Movement (2003, Praeger) with Andy Opel at Florida State University. She also has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals including Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Mass Communication & Society, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, and many others.

Pompper holds the Accredited Public Relations credential from Public Relations Society of America. Prior to joining the academy, she worked as a public relations manager and journalist who brings 25 years of practical experience to the classroom and her research. She worked in public affairs management at Campbell’s Soup Company, marketing public relations management at Tasty Baking Company where she created the public relations department, and as an account manager at Lewis, Gilman & Kynett (Philadelphia’s then-largest public relations/advertising firm). Pompper also worked as a daily newspaper freelance reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Courier-Post, as well as news editor at a weekly New Jersey newspaper chain.

Recent Publications

  • Pompper, D. (2017). Rhetoric of femininity: Female body image, media, and gender role stress/conflict. Washington, D.C.: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield). Lexington Studies in Contemporary Rhetoric series.
  • Pompper, D. (Ed.) (2017). Climate and sustainability communication. New York:  Routledge.