Interview with Dr. Dana Janbek, Assistant Professor of Public Relations


JanbekCan you tell us about your communication industry experience?

For the last two years, I was selected to participate in the Plank Center Fellowship program for Educators. Last year I worked with the Johnson and Johnson Corporate Communication Team. The year before, I worked with JetBlue's Corporate Communication team. In both cases, I learned a great deal about the application of communication in these two industries while learning from talented communication professionals. 

Before joining Lasell, I was a staff member at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Washington, DC. Before that, I was the Director of World Communities of Louisville, a non-profit organization for immigrants in Louisville. Both experiences helped me better understand the role media play in our society.

What can you tell us about your experience at Lasell?

I have had a wonderful and productive five years at Lasell. I enjoy every graduate class I teach. Teaching is as much about learning as it is about educating. I enjoy the relationship I build with our graduate students. Seeing them grow as individuals and take their next step in their careers is the biggest reward!

How does Lasell prepare its graduates for success in today’s market?

Lasell's Communication program prepares students by giving them a solid theoretical and ethical background combined with much-needed communication skills. All courses are taught by dedicated outstanding faculty as well as talented communication professionals.

Will you comment on current trends in the communication industry?

The power of public opinion continues to increase and the way social media can be leveraged by organizations continues to expand.

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