Wilcox, Dennis L– Executive mentor
Dennis L. Wilcox is professor emeritus of public relations and past director of the School of Journalism & Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He is the lead author of Public Relations Strategies & Tactics (11E), Public Relations Writing & Media Techniques (8E), and Think: Public Relations (2E), and Public Relations Today: Managing Conflict and Competition.
Dr. Wilcox is a past chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Educator's Academy, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Public Relations Division, and the PRSA Silicon Valley chapter. He also has served on the PRSA national board of directors and is a recipient of that organization's "outstanding educator" award. He is an accredited (APR) member of PRSA and also a member of the College of Fellows.
Dr. Wilcox is active in the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and the Arthur W. Page Society, a group of senior communications executives. Dr. Wilcox has served as a visiting professor at universities in Australia, Thailand, and South Africa. He has been a Fulbright scholar at the University of Botswana, and also a professional-in-residence at the ministry of foreign affairs in Estonia. He has conducted professional workshops and done consulting in such diverse nations as Latvia, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, Singapore, Chile, Argentina, India, and Thailand. In 2012, he conducted research on press freedom in Tbilisi, Georgia, as an Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) grant from the U.S. State Department. More recently, he was a keynote speaker at a symposium on the future of books at the University of Bucharest in November 2014.
Dr. Wilcox is on the editorial board of the two leading refereed journals in public relations. PRWeek, in 2000, named Wilcox one of the top ten public relations educators in the nation. In 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest. He was honored in 2006 by the University of Girona in Spain with the Xifra Heras award for outstanding contributions to global public relations education. In the same year, he was named an honorary adjunct professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. In 2008, he was first foreigner awarded honorary membership in the Public Relations Society of Serbia. He also received the annual faculty award from San Jose State University's international division for outstanding contributions to international education. In 2009, he was recognized by the Public Relations Society of India for "academic excellence in global public relations."
Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Missouri-Columbia, 1974
Master, Journalism, University Of Iowa, Iowa, United States, 1967
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University Of Denver, Colorado, United States, 1963
Melanie Steel – Academic Mentor
Melanie has studied communication in various areas for the past decade. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunication from Baylor University, a Masters Degree in Public Relations from the University of Houston, and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. Melanie has practiced public relations, served as a social media consultant, and taught various communications course at the college level. She is currently an Associate Professor of Speech Communication at LoneStar College - CyFair.
Raeni - Student Advisor
Raeni was a mentee at Dahuni Foundation when she pursued her master degree in Finance at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. She just recently finished her degree and now serve as a lecture at her alma mater, Universitas Negeri Semarang, UNNES in Indonesia.
Raeni takes her role as a mentor to the students at Dahuni Foundation and assists them with their academic journey. She also gives advise to those wishing to pursue their academic degree overseas. She will be able to help them with application process to scholarship providers as well.
Lina Farida Jihadah - Student Advisor
Lina was a mentee at Dahuni Foundation when she pursued her master degree in Forestry at Australia National University (ANU). She just recently finished her degree and now works as consultant in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lina offers mentorship or coaching to students in need of information related to her expertise in Forestry or general information on studying overseas.
Aghnia Adzkia - Student Advisor
Aghnia was a mentee at Dahuni Foundation when she pursued her master degree in Digital Journalism at Goldsmith University, in the United Kingdom. She just recently finished her degree and now works as freelance journalist at an independent news agency in Jakarta.
If you are interested getting to know Aghnia and learn from her about her successful journey, please do not hesitate getting in touch with her.