Krishnamurthy Sriramesh

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    Dr. Krishnamurthy Sriramesh is recognized for his scholarship on global public relations as well as research on the impact of culture on public relations, corporate social responsibility, public relations for development, and strategic public relations management. For over a decade he has advocated the need to reduce ethnocentricity in the public relations body of knowledge. To that end, he edited a book on Public Relations in Asia that remains the only book on the subject. He rich teaching experience includes teaching at 10 universities in four continents. His teaching has been recognized with the Charles W. Redding Excellence in Teaching Award at Purdue University, and the Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Florida. He has won several awards for research including the Faculty Research Award and the Golden Gator Award at the University of Florida and top-three papers at six international conferences. In 2004, he won the prestigious Pathfinder Award from the Institute for Public Relations (USA) for "original scholarly research contributing to the public relations body of knowledge." Only one such award is given each year by this institute.

    He has served as visiting professor at the Universita Della Svizzera Italiano, Switzerland since 2008. He currently serves as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communication at the Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University.  He is just finishing a three-year term as Honorary Professor by the University of Stirling in Scotland. He recently completed a three-year term on the International Advisory Committee of Humidtropics – a 164 million dollar project aimed at improving livelihoods of farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America funded by the Consortium Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  He was invited to become a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society in the United States.  He was selected as a Page Legacy Scholar in 2015.

    He has co-edited two volumes of The Handbook of Global Public Relations: Theory, Research, and Practice , the first volume of which won the PRIDE award presented by the National Communication Association (U. S. A). He also has co-edited Public Relations Research: European and International Perspectives, Culture and Public Relations, and edited Public Relations in Asia: An anthology. Between these books, he has contributed to chronicling, for the first time in the field, information about public relations in about 50 countries and regions of the world. He also has presented over 100 research papers, seminars, and talks in over 30 countries. In addition to authoring over 30 book chapters, he has published over 30 research articles in refereed journals.

    See CV for representative publications


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