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Charles Kaufman


Office: Old Main 102-A
Phone: 512-245-3479

Courses: Public Relations Writing MC4313; Public Relations Campaigns MC4320; Introduction to Public Relations MC3343.

Highly experienced in media writing and public relations, Charles Kaufman is a Senior Lecturer who teaches a variety of courses, including, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Campaigns and Writing for Mass Media.  He also is the Internship, Scholarship and Career Development Coordinator for Texas State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He serves as the faculty adviser for Bobcat Promotions, the student-led public relations firm, and has coached the School's Bateman team to national honors.

Kaufman received a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1976 and a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975.
In addition to his work as an educator, Kaufman owns and operates the corporate communications and publishing firm, Kaufman Communications, a consulting company he founded in 1989 after a 16-year daily newspaper career.  He also has worked as a freelance writer for a variety of publications, such as The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Texas Bar Journal and The Denver Post.  Kaufman was the founding editor for The Texas Journalism Review in 1975. He produced newsletters for a wide range of companies, from Sony Electronics and The Money Store Investment Corporation to HealthTronics.

His 16-year daily newspaper career includes stints as an editor and writer for the Arkansas Gazette and Business Editor and, subsequently, Assistant Marketing Services Director for the Austin American-Statesman.

He is the author of "IdeaPower," published by Kendall Hunt, 2014; and a co-author of "Engaging Public Relations: A Creative Planning Approach," also published by Kendall Hunt and in its third edition.