About AdPR & Faculty

About AdPR

Our department prepares students to be creative problem solvers, writers, managers, policy and communication decision makers, media planners and analysts in the fields of mass communication, advertising and public relations. This program emphasizes persuasive communication skills in traditional and new media that are essential for effective communication in the 21st century. The undergraduate program offers majors in both advertising and public relations.


The Grady ADPR Department is a Top-5 nationally-ranked program. In addition to a core program of required skills, management, design and writing courses, ADPR majors can choose from an array of special topics classes in such areas as social media, political advertising, fundraising, advertising and consumer psychology, sex in advertising, international advertising and Latin-American telenovelas due to the varied expertise of the faculty.


Our award-winning faculty and nationally recognized researchers teach classes in the department while continuing to provide a top-notch education to our students by preparing them for success in the industry upon graduation. Our current list of faculty and staff can be found here.


Executive Advisory Council

The AdPR Executive Advisory Council is a diverse group of leading communications professionals committed to supporting the vision of the Department of Advertising & Public Relations. They assist the department with activities that align with the most current industry drivers in both the commercial and public sectors worldwide.

We are grateful for the insights and support this talented group provides during our bi-annual meetings as well as the sounding board they provide for guidance on new programs, learning partnerships and other educational initiatives. Click here to see a list of our current board members.


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