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Dr. John E. Forde, APR, Fellow PRSA

Professor and Head

Department of Communication
P.O. Box PF
Phone: 662-325-8033
Mobile: 662-312-5031
Fax: 662-325-3210


  • BA 1983; Mississippi State University, Communication (Public Relations)
  • MS 1984; The University of Southern Mississippi, Public Relations
  • PhD 1988; The University of Southern Mississippi, Communication

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Relations in Organizations
  • Internship in Communication
  • Public Relations Case Problems
  • Research in Public Relations and Advertising

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Mississippi State University Society of Scholars in the Arts and Sciences
  • National Communication Association
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • Public Relations Association of Mississippi
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Southern Public Relations Federation
  • Southern States Communication Association
  • Universal Accreditation Board

Research Interests

  • Public Relations Education
  • Electronic Mail Use
  • Customer Relations
  • Podcasting and Other Technology Uses in Classes
  • Academic Advising Assessment
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Public Relations Accreditation