Dr. Nur Uysal

Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication

Courses Taught
ADPR 5600 International Public Relations and Advertising (Graduate-level Course)
CCOM 6955 Corporate Social Responsibility (Graduate-level Course)
CCOM 2000 Issues in Corporate Communication
CCOM 4750 Corporate Social Responsibility
CCOM 3250 Corporate Writing
PURE 3600 Public Relations Writing

Ph.D., Strategic Communication, University of Oklahoma (2013)
M.A., Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma (2008)

Why Marquette?
I was attracted to Marquette University because I believe in the power of education to transform students academically, personally and spiritually, which in turn will improve society at large. I enjoy the opportunity to engage with students as individuals, to help them reach their unique potential and career aspirations. 

Research Interests
International Public Relations
Shareholder Activism
Corporate Social Responsibility
Use of New Media Technologies in Corporate Communication
Public Diplomacy

Selected Grants and Awards

Plank Center Educator Fellowship in Public Relations
The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, Summer 2015

Page Legacy Scholar Grant
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, Ethics Curriculum Development, Spring 2016–Fall 2016

  • Top Faculty Paper Award in Public Relations
    Mandatory or Voluntary? Environmental Disclosure, Sustainability Reports, and Shareholder Pressure. National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.

  • Top Faculty Paper Award in Public Relations
    National Communication Association, 2015

  • Top Faculty Paper Award in Public Relations
    National Communication Association, 2014

  • Top Paper Award in Public Relations
    Central States Communication Association, 2015

  • Top Paper Award in Corporate Communication (Peter Debreceny)
    International Public Relations Research, 2011

  • The James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
    International Communication Association, 2014

  • Inez Kaiser Award
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2012

  • Fellowship for Public Relations Educators Program
    The Plank Center for Leadership In Public Relations, 2016

  • The Diederich College Initiative for the Study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Social Justice Research Grant, 2014-15.

  • The Greater Milwaukee Journal Foundation/Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Fund Research Grant, 2013.

Professional Affiliations
Page Up (the Arthur W. Page Society)
The Plank Center for Leadership In Public Relations
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
Social Responsibility Research Network

Recent Publications
Uysal, N. (2016). Social exchange and sense of community in intranets: The impact of group norms on internal communication behaviors and processes. International Journal of Business Communication. 53(2), 181-199. doi:10.1177/2329488415627270

Zaharna, R., & Uysal, N. (2015). Going for the Jugular: The Challenge from the 4th Quadrant of a Relational Public Diplomacy Model. Public Relations Review, 42(1), 278-380. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.07.006.

Ragas, M., Uysal, N., & Culp, R. (2015). Business 101 in Public Relations Education: An Exploratory Survey of the Arthur W. Page Society. Public Relations Review, 41 (3).

Uysal, N. (2015). Peacebuilding through Interfaith Dialogue: The Role of Faith-based NGOs. In Sudheshna Roy & Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (Eds.) Communicating Differences: Culture, Media, Peace and Conflict Negotiation, 265: Palgrave.

Uysal, N. (2014). The expanded role of investor relations: Socially responsible investing, shareholder activism, and organizational legitimacy. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 8(3), 215-230.

Uysal, N., & Tsetsura, K. (2014). Corporate governance on stakeholder issues: Shareholder activism as a guiding force. Journal of Public Affairs.

Uysal, N., & Yang, A. (2013). The power of activist networks in the mass self-communication era: A triangulation study of the impact of WikiLeaks on the stock value of Bank of America.
Public Relations Review, 39(5), 459-469.

Uysal, N. (2013). Shifting the paradigm: Diversity communication on corporate websites.
Public Relations Journal, 7(2), 8–36.

Presentations and Papers
Uysal, N. (2015, November). "Building and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Partnerships Between Academia and Outside Organization," Presentation given at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Uysal, N., Yang, A., & Taylor, M., (2015, November). "How Stakeholder Salience Affects Shareholder Activism Outcomes: An Empirical Study," Paper presented at National Communication Association-Public Relations Division, Las Vegas, NV.

Uysal, N., & Zaharna, R. (2015, August). "From the Premise of Relationality: Critiquing Cultural Assumptions of the Managerial Perspective and Autonomous Organization in a Digital Communication Era." Public Relations: Critical Perspectives, Edgework and Creative Futures Conference, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland.