Faculty Profile

Hilary Fussell Sisco

Hilary K. Fussell Sisco

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Professor of Strategic Communication
Chair of Strategic Communications

Education

BA, Virginia Tech
MS, Radford University
PhD, University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise

Gender and Communication
Nonprofit Public Relations
Public Relations
Social Media
Crisis Communication
Courses

Social Media: Leveraging the Digital Age

Fall 2020

Nonprofit Public Relations

Fall 2020

Crisis Communication Management

Fall 2020

Crisis Management

Fall 2020

Organization

Strategic Communication

Phone Number

(203) 582-3682

Mail Drop

CE-MCM

Email

Hilary.FussellSisco@quinnipiac.edu

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR, is an Associate Professor of Strategic Communication at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Fussell Sisco is also the founding Chair of the Strategic Communication Department at Quinnipiac.

Dr. Fussell Sisco is the Editor-in-Chief of Public Relations Journal. She also served as the Associate Editor and then Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Public Relations Research. In addition, she has served as the Chair of the Educators Academy of PRSA, the Work-Life Gender Issues Committee of PRSA, the National Research Committee of PRSA and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Commission on Public Relations Education.

Dr. Fussell Sisco’s research focuses on public relations in the nonprofit sector, social media, and crisis communication. She has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in such journals as the Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Public Relations Journal and Corporate Communications: An International Journal. She has written on public relations education, technology, and crisis communication for the Institute of Public Relations Research Letter and PRSA’s Tactics. She is also a 2014 & 2017 Arthur W. Page Legacy Scholar.

Dr. Fussell Sisco has over 13 years of teaching experience. She received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina, her Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication from Radford University, and her undergraduate degree in Public Communication from Virginia Tech.


APR

2015