This fall, the UO School of Journalism and Communication will welcome three new faculty members. Tae Ho Lee, Senyo Ofori-Parku and Donnalyn Pompper add a wealth of research and teaching experience to the school in public relations and advertising.
Please join us in welcoming:
Tae Ho Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in mass communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His studies of public relations have focused primarily on the topics of corporate social responsibility and transparency from an ethical and international perspective. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Public Relations Review, Business & Society, and Communication Law & Policy. Lee received his bachelor’s in communication from Seoul National University and his J.D. from Emory University. Before joining academia, he worked at two electronics companies in South Korea, where he gained experience with investor relations and marketing functions.
Senyo Ofori-Parku obtained his Ph.D. in communication and society from the University of Oregon, where his dissertation — funded in part by the Tokyo Foundation, UO Public Impact Award and the Lorry I. Lokey Fellowship — received the SOJC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Prior to his doctoral journey, Ofori-Parku was a full-time lecturer (an equivalent of assistant professor) in the Department of Communication Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi, Ghana. His professional work spans three international integrated marketing communication firms. He also holds a master’s of philosophy in communication studies from the University of Ghana and a bachelor’s in sociology and geography from the University of Cape Coast.
Donnalyn Pompper brings 25 years of practical experience as a public relations manager and journalist to her academic research and teaching in public relations. She holds the Accredited Public Relations credential from Public Relations Society of America and has worked as a PR professional at several large companies as well as a freelance reporter and news editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer and other papers. In her research, Pompper specializes in social identity intersectionalities in both organizations and mass media representations. Her research interests also include public relations theory and pedagogy, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social capital and diversity, femininity and masculinity studies, critical race studies, cultural studies, global justice and resistance, crisis communication, and environmental risk and journalism. Pompper has written award-winning books including “Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Relations: Negotiating Multiple Complex Challenges.” In recent years, she has won recognition with seven top conference papers, the PRIDE Award from the National Communication Association’s Public Relations Division, “best published article,” and the Temple University School of Media & Communication Research Award.