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Candace White

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CANDACE L. WHITE, professor of public relations, received a B.A. from Winthrop College, an M.P.A. in public administration from Georgia College and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Georgia. Her dissertation about the uses and impacts of computer networked communication was partially funded by a grant from the Dowden Communications Center.  Dr. White studies public diplomacy, corporate social responsiblity, global public relations, and how cultural differences affect how messages are received. Recent studies look at the role of private sector corporations as non-state actors in public diplomacy. She has presented research at AEJMC, the American Academy of Advertising, the European Public Relations Education and Research Association, International Communication Association, the International Public Relations Research Conference, the National Communication Association, and the Educator’s Academy of PRSA. She has published articles in Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, New Media and Society, Journal of Communication Managment, Journal of Advertising, International Journal of Strategic Communication, American Journal of Media Psychology, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Race, Gender, & Class, Business Research Yearbook, and Women’s Studies in Communications. She was awarded the College Outstanding Teaching Award for 1997-1998 and again for 2001-2002, and she won the National Alumni Teaching Award for 1999-2000. She received a Fulbright to teach at the University of Salzburg, Austria in 2010. With support from the University of Tennessee, she has lectured in Denmark, Scotland, Wales, Austria, Croatia, and Italy.

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Ph.D., University of Georgia

M.P.A., Georgia College

B.A., Winthrop College

Research Interests: 
Comparative global public relations
Public relations as a component of public diplomacy (corporate diplomacy)
Intercultural communication
Perceptions of public relations practices
Public diplomacy
Corporate social responsibility
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Dr. White is interested in studying how cultural differences affect how messages are received, and how the practice of public relations varies in different countries. Recent studies look at the role of private sector corporations as non-state actors in public diplomacy.  She has been involved in teaching, research, and professional activities in Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Wales, Croatia, and Italy. She taught for the Consortium for International Business Studies in Asolo, Italy, and leads a study abroad program in international public relations each summer in Urbino, Italy.

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