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Brigitta Brunner, professor of public relations in the School of Communication and Journalism, won the 2019 PRIDE Book Award from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association. The PRIDE awards began in 1989 and are designed to recognize achievement in public relations research and education.

The book, Public Relations: Translating Ethics into Action, is published by Oxford University and is co-authored with Corey Hickerson of James Madison University.

Brunner serves as the editor of the Journal of Public Interest Communications. She has previously served as a research fellow with the Imagining America Engaged Undergraduate Research Group, a College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar, an Auburn University Provost’s Fellow, a Fellow in the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program and a Fellow in the Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership in Diversity program sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Brunner was named Educator of the Year by the Public Relations Council of Alabama in April 2013. She was also honored by the AEJMC’s Public Relations Division in August 2013 with a Professional Freedom and Responsibility Outreach Award.

She has been on faculty at Auburn since 2002 and teaches public relations courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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