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Emily A. Ehmer

Emily Ehmer

Office: Lampasas 207

MC 4313 – Writing for Public Relations
MC 3355 – Mass Media & Society
MC 5308 – Seminar in Advertising and Public Relations

Emily A. Ehmer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She earned a bachelor’s degree in arts administration at Butler University, a master’s degree at Ball State University with a major in public relations and minor in journalism, and a doctorate in mass communication at Indiana University.

Ehmer’s media experience includes serving as a reporter and editor for Topics Newspapers and as a public relations and development director for a variety of nonprofit organizations in Indiana. She owned a marketing/communication company serving business clients, arts organizations and performing artists.

She currently teaches public relations courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her previous teaching experience has included teaching public relations campaigns; strategic communication for nonprofits; writing for print media; reporting, writing, and editing; media and social movements; race, gender and media; and gender and communication.

Ehmer’s research spans journalism and strategic communication. She examines media’s role in migration, globalization, citizenship and gender. Specifically, her research focuses on textual and visual representations of refugees, especially those from Burma/Myanmar, in news media and in nonprofit organizations’ media.