RICHARD ALAN NELSON
Honors and Awards for Scholarship, Teaching and Service
46. Wrote recommendation for Ashley Herrick, a senior in public relations, who received the 2008 William C. Michelet Honorary Award of $1,000 from the Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL), given to a student “who has demonstrated proficiency in the field of public relations with a strong commitment to community involvement,” April 2008.
45. Selected to participate in the Delta Gamma Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 6 April 2006.
43-44. Selected to participate in the Delta Delta Delta Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 29 November 2005; and again 29 March 2006.
42. Received plaque from the Communication Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio recognizing “Dr. Richard Alan Nelson, Louisiana State University, for his valuable encouragement and assistance as a mentor and role model to UTSA students whose contributions were recognized by the High Caliber of Research Productivity Award at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2005.”
40-41. Certificate of Appreciation from the Maastricht School of Management in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service and support to the organizing committee, and Special Service Award in Appreciation of Outstanding Service Support as Congress Track Co-Chair, at the International Management Development Association, 13th World Business Congress, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 14-18 July 2004.
39. Outstanding Track Chair Award, International Academy of Business Disciplines, 27 March 2004.
38. Received plaque from the Communication Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio recognizing “Dr. Richard Alan Nelson, Louisiana State University, for his role as a keynote speaker and other outstanding contributions in making the inaugural Communication Week a great success,” 17 April 2003. See the student newspaper report, Ana Flores, “‘Real World’ of Communication Exposed,” The Paisano, 28(1), 8 April 2003, 1.
37. Selected to participate in the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 26 March 2003.
36. Wrote recommendation for Susan Lowry, a junior in public relations, who received the Elizabeth Carmichael Orman Memorial Scholarship, one of only six awarded by Chi Omega sorority nationwide, May 2002.
35. Selected to participate in the Phi Mu Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 1 May 2002, thanking invitees “for all your hard work and dedication to educating.”
33. Selected to participate in the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 6 March 2002.
32. Recognized at “Second Annual Faculty Thank You Reception for Faculty Lecture Series Presenters,” LSU Department of Residential Life, 2 May 2000.
31. Selected to participate in the Kappa Delta Sorority Favorite Professor Dinner, LSU, 10 November 1999.
30. Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honors Society Award “For Superior Instruction of Freshman Students,” Louisiana State University, Fall 1998.
29. Competitively selected as one of 10 LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professors, Louisiana State University, 1997-98, one of the institution’s highest honors.
28. Received a silver commemorative plate from Tanta University, as a token of appreciation for successful leadership efforts connected with the “Middle East and North African Conference of Economics, International Trade and Capital Markets,” co-sponsored by Tanta University and the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Cairo, Egypt, August 1997.
27. Distinguished Service Award, Zambia D/G Project, Southern University, June 1997.
26. Chronos Award for Person of the Hour (Service Award), Manship School of Mass Communication, April 12, 1996.
25. Named the Cruise Palmer Distinguished Professor for Excellence in Teaching (with $5,000 award), A. Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kansas State University, 1993-1994. The professorship is named for a 1938 alumnus of K-State and retired executive editor of the Kansas City Star.
17-24. Received various awards from the IABD Board of Directors for significant contributions to the success of the organization, 1993-present. Major awards with plaques include the IABD “Outstanding President Award” recognizing R. A. Nelson as the most effective leader in the organization’s 11-year history, 1999; “Executive Award for Outstanding Leadership and Faculty Mentoring,” 1998 and 1999; and “IABD Board of Directors Award” honoring significant contributions made to the success of the organization, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 and “for his Professionalism and Commitment to the Mission of the International Academy of Business Disciplines,” 2003.
16. Received a silver commemorative plate from the College of Economics and Political Science, Alfateh University, as a token of appreciation for participation in the “Symposium on the New International Order,” Tripoli, North Africa, April 1993.
15. Faculty advisor to Kansas State University student teamed named as national semi-finalists in the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Collegiate ECHO Competition sponsored by Spiegel, Inc., May 1991: “One of your teams (S. Shane Shanks, Stacey Harbison, Tim Clopton, and David Cole) was among the twelve semi-finalists. That means that the judges ranked them in the top 10% of all entries. We thought you’d be pleased and we wanted to commend you all on a fine job! Spiegel’s corporate creative director and its manager of corporate planning were present at the judging and were very pleased with the ideas generated and the work done by the student teams.”
14. Named to Who’s Who in Advertising, first edition (Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who’s Who, Division of Macmillan, 1990). Publisher of Who’s Who in America.
13. Again honored as a “Top Professor Outstanding Educator” for “contribution to and motivation of the highest academic standards” and “excellence in teaching and personal character” by Mortar Board National Honor Society, University of Houston Cap and Gown Chapter, 1989.
12. Co-author of a Top Four Competitively Selected Paper in Applied Communication, Speech Communication Association 73rd Annual Meeting, Boston, 6 November 1987.
11. Faculty advisor to University of Houston student team named the national first place winner in the Levi’s Campus Public Relations Challenge case study competition, Spring 1986. According to the judges, the UH “campaign was considered superior in its development, creativity, resourcefulness, use of budget, effectiveness and overall professionalism.”
10. Honored as a “Top Professor Outstanding Educator” for “contribution to and motivation of the highest academic standards” and “excellence in teaching and personal character” by Mortar Board National Honor Society, University of Houston Cap and Gown Chapter 1985.
9. Director’s Award for Excellence in Service, School of Communication, University of Houston, 1984.
8. Faculty advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America team selected a national “top five” entry with $1,000 awarded, 1984.
7. Faculty advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America team that won regionals to go onto finals in national case study competition, 1982.
6. Faculty sponsor for student winner of one of five national scholarships awarded by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, September 1981.
5. Faculty advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America team that won regionals to go onto finals in national case study competition, 1980.
4. Competitively selected as a Florida State University Fellow, 1977-1978.
3. Named the Outstanding Communications Graduate Student for 1974, Department of Communications, Brigham Young University.
2. Recipient of an Army ROTC Scholarship, 1966-1999.
1. Recipient of an Allstate National Merit Scholarship, 1965-1969.
Other Professional Recognition of Academic Leadership
29. Named to Advisory Board of the Communication Research Center (CRC), Cairo, Egypt, February 2008- present.
28. Visiting Professor, School of Marketing, and Public Relations, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, June 2007. Lectured, provided research assistance to faculty and graduate students, and other counsel.
27. Visiting Professor, Department of Marketing and Business Strategy, Hull University, Hull, England, February-March 2006. Lectured, provided research assistance to faculty and graduate students, and other counsel.
26. Named to the Advisory Board for the Master of Management in Communication Program of Trisakti University’s International Business School in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2005-present.
25. Selected as Founding Editor of the Journal of Website Promotion, a quality peer-reviewed quarterly imprint from Haworth Press, Inc., 2005-2008.
24. Visiting Professor, School of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July-August 2004. Lectured, provided research assistance to faculty and graduate students, and other counsel.
23. Named an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Marketing and Communications at the Hull University Business School in the United Kingdom, 2004-present; online at http://www.hull.ac.uk/hubs/research/marketingcomms/index.htm.
22. Interviewed on propaganda and public relations issues for Que Pasa newsmagazine from Chile and IPRA Frontline Indonesia, a publication of the International Public Relations Association, 2003; and Jean Gordon, “Watching War Coverage Could Add Stress to Life,” Monroe News-Star, 28 March 2003, Accent section, 1B.
21. Depth-interviewed and extensively quoted in Nancy Snow, Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech, and Opinion Control Since 9/11 (New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003) in a chapter on “Uncle Sam and the Arab Street.”
20. Invited participant (all expenses paid) for education consultation, Reaffirming Marriage Initiative, Ethics and Public Policy Center (http://www.eppc.org/), Washington, DC, 10-11 January 2002.
19. Named to Scholars Resource Bank, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, 2001-present. One of five LSU scholars subsequently selected for Policy Experts: The Insiders Guide to Public Policy Experts and Organizations, a massive 870 page directory published by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Now in its 16th edition, this single-source reference is an essential “who’s who” guide to the world of public policy experts and organizations, featuring “the best and brightest” thinkers and policy organizations throughout the United States and the world. This guide is updated annually online, 2003-present, http://www.policyexperts.org/.
18. Selected as Editor of the Journal of Promotion Management, a quality refereed quarterly imprint from Haworth Press, Inc., 1999-2008, and Taylor and Francis, 2008-present, recognized by Cabell’s Directory and other leading sources. This is described in greater detail earlier. The Editorial Advisory and Review Board is an outstanding one, with many prominent national and international scholars and practitioners. They include:
KEITH ADLER, Michigan State University, Department of Advertising
ABDULWAHAB ALKAHTANI (AL-GAHTANI), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Department of Management and Marketing, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
ŞAFAK AKSOY, Akdeniz University, Marketing, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Antalya, Turkey
ELIZABETH GOEAWAN ANANTO, Trisakti University, Department of Communications and Public Relations, Trisakti International Business School, Jakarta, Indonesia
RON ANDERSON, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Advertising
RUSSELL BELK, University of Utah, Marketing Department
RUNE BJERKE, Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway
DAN S. BORNÉ, President, Louisiana Chemical Association, Baton Rouge, LA
PAMELA G. BOURLAND-DAVIS, Georgia Southern University, Department of Communication Arts
STEPHEN BROWN, University of Ulster, Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
STEPHEN D. BRUNING, Capital University, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor, School of Communication
T. K. CLARKE, Sonoma State University, Department of Business Administration
STAVROS COSMOPULOS, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Consultant, Norwell, MA
RICK EBEL, Principal, Glenrich Business Studies, Corvallis, OR
LISA T. FALL, University of Tennessee, School of Advertising and Public Relations
KATHLEEN FEARN-BANKS, University of Washington, Department of Communication
DAVID M. GARDNER, Emeritus, University of Illinois–Champaign/Urbana, Department of Business Administration
LOUISA HA, Bowling Green State University, Department of Telecommunications
BASYOUNI IBRAHIM HAMADA, Cairo University, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo, Egypt; and Secretary General, Global Communication Research Association (GCRA)
ROBERT L. HEATH, Emeritus, University of Houston, School of Communication
SABRINA IRONSIDE, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
ALI M. KANSO, University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Communication
ERDENER KAYNAK, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, Department of Marketing; and Executive Director, International Management Development Association
PHILIP J. KITCHEN, University of Hull, Department of Marketing and Business Strategy, The Business School, Hull, UK
DEAN KRUCKEBERG, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Communication Studies
DAN L. LATTIMORE, University of Memphis, Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Extended Programs
JOHN D. LECKENBY, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Advertising
JOHN A. LEDINGHAM, Capital University, School of Communication and School of Management
CHARLES A. “CHUCK” LUBBERS, University of South Dakota, Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism
BONITA DOSTAL NEFF, Valparaiso University, Communication Department
DOUGLAS ANN NEWSOM, Texas Christian University, Schieffer School of Journalism
CHARLES H. PATTI, University of Denver, Department of Marketing
J. GREGORY PAYNE, Emerson College, School of Communication; and General Director of the Saudi-American Exchange
LAURA M. PENNINO, Chief Executive Officer, Pennino and Partners, Houston, TX
IAN PHAU, Curtin University of Technology, School of Marketing, Perth, Australia
KENNETH D. PLOWMAN, Brigham Young University, Department of Communications
TOM REICHERT, University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
DON E. SCHULTZ, Emeritus, Northwestern University, Integrated Marketing Communications Department, The Medill School
NANCY SNOW, Syracuse University, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
GEORGE S. SPAIS, University of Peloponnese, Department of Sports Organization and Management, Sparti, Greece
ANDI STEIN, California State University at Fullerton, Department of Communications
GUIDO H. STEMPEL III, Emeritus, Ohio University, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism
DAVID W. STEWART, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
DEMETRIS VRONTIS, University of Nicosia, School of Business, Nicosia, Cyprus
LAURIE J. WILSON, Brigham Young University, Department of Communications
ARCH G. WOODSIDE, Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management
ROBINA XAVIER, Queensland University of Technology, School of Advertising Marketing and Public Relations, Brisbane, Australia
JUDITH L. ZAICHKOWSKY, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Business Administration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
17. Invited participant (all expenses paid) in the 1995 Leadership Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication Education, hosted by the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University, New York, 11-16 June 1995.
16. Quoted extensively in Anne Martinez, “Media in Review: Whitewater or Whitewash?” The World & I: A Chronicle of Our Changing Era, July 1994, 98-103.
15. Quoted extensively in Carleton R. Bryant, “Staging the News: NBC Bang May Spark Scorn for All Media,” Washington Times, 10 February 1993, A3.
14. Competitively selected as one of 30 faculty nationally to participate in C-SPAN Seminar for Professors, Washington, DC, 11-12 January 1993.
13. Radio talk show and phone-in program guest. Appearances include: Featured guest expert on early filmmaking for two six-minute Florida Humanities Council Report stories produced by Bill Dudley and distributed statewide to public radio stations in Florida, March 1998 and April 1993. Appeared six times as sole guest (30-45 minutes) on KMOX-AM radio (CBS-affiliate, St. Louis) radio talk and phone-in programs with hosts Bob Hardy, Nan Wyatt, and Anne Keefe. Subjects: Political Propaganda and Presidential Campaigns, the Media Bias Debate, and Media Ethics Controversies; appeared twice in September 1992, 19 February 1993, 15 March 1993, 13 June 1993, 18 August 1993. Interviewed for five minute news slot on KMOX-AM on “new McCarthyism” allegations by Admiral Bobby Inman, 20 January 1994; and on publication of the Unabomber manifesto by the Washington Post in September 1995. Sole guest twice on American Radio Network nationally syndicated radio talk and phone-in program The Mark Scheinbaum Show, 8:05-9 p.m. CST. Subject: War News Coverage and Propaganda, 30 January 1991 and follow-up broadcast, 19 February 1991. Interviewed on presidential politics and mass media by KKSU-AM public radio, 14 June 1993. Radio interview on Iraq War and impact on children, Louisiana News Network, April 2003.
11-12. Invited focus group participant on mass media and society textbook needs, at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention, Montréal, conducted by O’Donnell Marketing Consultants, August 1992; and invited focus group participant on public relations textbook needs, at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention, Boston, sponsored by Longman Publishing Company, August 1991.
10. Selected for inclusion in the Washington, DC-based Heritage Foundation’s published Annual Guide to Public Policy Experts for expertise in “Business and Labor: Corporate Policy/Management” and “Government and Public Affairs: Communications and the News Media,” 1985-1993.
9. Named to the Advisory Council of The Media Institute’s Center for Media Analysis (CMA), October 1989-September 1991. The CMA serves as the focal point for all Institute “think tank” activities related to media analysis, including studies, books, conferences, etc. The dozen members of the Council feature nationally-known professional and academic leaders serving two year terms.
8. Invited participant in the American Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, 1-3 June 1990.
6-7. R. A. Nelson, discussion leader of “Using Satellite Communication for International Public Relations” and “Grassroots Lobbying as an Agent of Legislative Change” roundtables, Public Relations Society of America 43rd National Conference, New York, 5-6 November 1990; invited.
5. Selected a “Very Important Professor” participant in the academic seminar hosted by the Specialty Advertising Association International (now the Promotional Products Association International), Dallas, TX, February 1989.
4. Selected as a participant in the Syndication Seminar sponsored by International Educational Foundation of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, 23 January 1989.
3. R. L. Heath and R. A. Nelson, “Corporate Issues and Advertising: The Gap Between Regulatory Guidelines and Limited Media Access,” co-authored address to the Association of National Advertisers Corporate Advertising Workshop, New York City, 9 June 1987; invited presentation (delivered by Robert Heath).
2. R. A. Nelson, “Advertising and Public Relations: Issues and Controversy in Society,” invited paid lecturer at the Fourth International Seminar on Freedom and Mass Communication, Summer Graduate Program, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 22 July 1986.
1. R. A. Nelson, one of 75 invited academic participants in the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) 14th Annual Faculty/Industry Seminar and College Conference, 5-9 February 1986, New York. All hotel and meal costs underwritten for recommended faculty, competitively selected by the International Radio and Television Foundation
Other International, National, Regional and University Professional Service
66. Named to editorial board of Service Business. An International Journal (Heidelberg, Germany), 2006-present. See http://www.uv.es/sb/.
65. Named to editorial review board of EuroMed Journal of Business (Nicosia, Cypress), 2006-present. See http://www.emjb.org/.
64. Named to editorial review board of International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives (IJBEP), 2006-present. See http://www.iabpad.com/IJBEP/index.htm.
63. Named to editorial review board of International Journal of Education Research (IJER), 2006-present. See http://www.iabpad.com/IJER/index.htm.
62. R. A. Nelson and Rick Ebel, conducted a study of 2005 advertiser spending on promotional products in conjunction with Promotional Products Association International, February-May 2006.
61. R. A. Nelson, reviewer of Jami Fullerton and Alice Kendrick, Advertising's War on Terrorism: The Story of the U.S. State Department’s Shared Values Initiative. Spokane, WA: Marquette Academic, A Division of Marquette Books, 2006. See: http://www.marquettebooks.org/pages/30/index.htm. “Every once in a while a book comes along that provides an ‘ah ha, so that’s what happened!’ Advertising’s War on Terrorism does that for the question of why ... the United States ... is having trouble winning hearts and minds overseas. ... [This] book should be read by every member of Congress and every State Department employee.”—Dr. Richard Nelson, professor of mass communication at Louisiana State University and author of “A Chronology and Glossary of Propaganda in the United States.”
60. R. A. Nelson, reviewer of Rodney A. Smith, Money, Power, and Elections: How Campaign Finance Reform Subverts American Democracy. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2006. See http://s50780.sites40.storefront-hosting.com/detail.aspx?ID=135. “Rodney Smith brings an insider’s perspective to a very complex and often misunderstood process—money and politics. This book is not only a passionate exposition but is also very readable. This makes for an exciting combination. The dilemma he poses—if candidates for federal office and their supporters are artificially restricted in how to raise and spend money, then only the wealthiest and those with incumbency will be able to win elections—strikes to the heart of America’s democratic future.”—Richard Nelson, Professor, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University.
59. R. A. Nelson, completed review (February 2006) requested by Peter Lang Publishing (New York) on proposed book called New Media & Public Relations: Relationship Management across Space, Time, collected and edited by Sandra C. Duhé and Tyrone L. Adams.
58. Served as conference paper reviewer for seven academic organizations and divisions, including: American Society for Competitiveness, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Management Development Association, and National Communication Association, 2005-2006
57. Named to editorial board of ESIC Market: Economic and Business Journal (Madrid, Spain), 2004-present. See http://www.esic.es/corporativo/ing/editorial_investigacion_em.asp.
56. Named to editorial board of International Journal of Business and Public Administration (IJBPA), 2004-present. More information at http://www.iabpad.com/IJBPA/index.htm.
55. Named to editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Communications, 2004-present. This is published in England by Routledge in the Taylor & Francis Group. See http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13527266.asp.
54. Participated in Manship School series of lectures for Lagniappe Studies Unlimited program, sponsored by LSU’s Division of Continuing Education and an affiliate of Elderhostel Institute Network, Fall 2004. Topic: “Media Bias: Is it Real?"
53. Invited paper reviewer, Foreign Policy In Focus, a joint project of the Interhemispheric Resource Center and the Institute for Policy Studies, 2004.
52. Named one of two Program Coordinators for the International Academy of Business Disciplines 16th Annual Conference held 25-28 April 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. Also see my continuing IABD service under items 16 and 28-29 below.
51. Named to the Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling Higher Education Committee to design a new Ph.D. in higher education leadership and technology, Louisiana State University, 2004-2005.
47-50. Elected President (2005-2007), following service as Vice President (for a term of two years) and board member by the International Management Development Association (IMDA), 2003-present. Continue as track co-chair, 2003-present. Named Program Chair and master of ceremonies for the 13th and 14th Annual Business Congresses, Netherlands, 2004, and Spain, 2005. Also served as manuscript reviewer for the 2003-present. More info on IMDA at http://www.imda.cc.
45. Named to editorial board of Competition Forum, beginning Volume 1, Number 1, 2003-present. See http://ecobweb.ecob.iup.edu/asc/competition_forum.html.
44. Invited paper reviewer, Political Communication Division, National Communication Association, for presentations at the November 19-23, 2003 annual conference in Miami Beach.
43. Invited paper reviewer, Educator’s Academy of PRSA, for presentations at the Public Relations Society of America International Conference, October 25-28, 2003 in New Orleans.
42. Invited paper reviewer, American Society for Competitiveness, for presentations at the October 9-11, 2003 conference in Alexandria, Virginia.
41. Invited paper reviewer, Public Relations Division, International Communication Association, for presentations May 23-27, 2003 at the 53rd annual conference in San Diego.
40. Outside curriculum consultant, Communication Department, University of Texas at San Antonio, April-May 2003.
39. Invited paper reviewer, Political Communication Division, National Communication Association, for presentations at the November 21-24, 2002 conference in New Orleans.
38. Elected member of the Board of Directors, American Society for Competitiveness, a national association of academics, business executives, and policy makers who share a commitment to improving American industrial competitiveness, 2002-present. As a forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communication needed to address competitiveness, the Society fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals who bring differing perspectives and expertise to the issue. The Society publishes two journals and offers four national awards. See the ACS home page: http://ecobweb.ecob.iup.edu/asc/
37. Invited paper reviewer, American Society for Competitiveness, for presentations at the October 10-12, 2002 conference in Alexandria, Virginia.
34-36. Invited paper reviewer, Mass Communication and Society Division, Public Relations Division, and Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, for presentations at the August 7-10, 2002 conference in Miami Beach, Florida.
33. Invited paper reviewer, Public Relations Division, International Communication Association, for presentations at the July 15-19, 2002 conference in Seoul, Korea.
32. Named to editorial board of the Journal of Global Competitiveness, American Society for Competitiveness, 2002-present. See http://ecobweb.ecob.iup.edu/asc/Call%20for%20Papers%202003.htm.
31. Named editor of Promotion Management book series, Haworth Press, 2003-2008, and Taylor & Francis, 2008-present. See description above.
30. Named to editorial board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing, 2001-2005, a refereed publication from Emerald/MCB University Press, the world’s largest publisher of academic and professional journals. See http://www.cbs.curtin.edu.au/MKT/japm/index.cfm. Beginning in 2006 this was incorporated into Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics and my editorial board membership continued, 2006-present.
28-29. Named “Political Communication and Public Affairs” track chair, and as a paper reviewer for the Public Relations and Corporate Communications track, International Academy of Business Disciplines’ Annual Conference, 1999-2005.
27. Named to editorial board of the Advances in Competitiveness Research, 1999-present, a refereed publication from the American Society for Competitiveness, recognized by Cabell’s Directory. See http://ecobweb.ecob.iup.edu/asc/acr_editorial_board.html.
26. Recruiting Coordinator of “Public Affairs and Corporate Communications” participants for the American Society for Competitiveness Tenth Annual Conference on “Competitiveness in the 21st Century,” Atlanta, Georgia, 21-23 October 1999. The American Society for Competitiveness is a national association of academics, business executives, and policy makers who share a commitment to improving American industrial competitiveness. As a forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communication needed to address competitiveness, the Society fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals who bring differing perspectives and expertise to the issue. The Society publishes two journals and offers four national awards.
25. Program Committee member, “Globalization: Socio-Cultural, Economic and Political Dimensions Conference” hosted by Faculty of Business and Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 19-21 November 1998.
24. Reviewer of the exhibit “Richard E. Norman (1891-1960) Pioneer Florida Silent Filmmaker,” held at the Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville University, January-March 1998 (and extended by popular demand), supported by grants from the Florida Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition featured photographs, memorabilia, documents, and an extraordinary collection of posters. In addition to Norman’s life as filmmaker, inventor, film distributor and theatre owner, the exhibition also dealt with issues in African-American cultural history.
23. Elected Director on the Educators Academy Executive Committee, Public Relations Society of America, 1998. Elected to Board of Directors, Educators Academy, Public Relations Society of America, November 1997-December 1998. Nelson is professionally accredited by PRSA. Participated at Annual National Conference in Boston, and worked with PRSSA students during the resume critiquing sessions on Career Day event (“Your assistance was greatly appreciated…”)
22. Appointed as a paper submissions reader, Public Relations Division, 1997 Speech Communication Association Conference.
20-21. Elected President, 1997-1999, the first person from a communication program to hold the IABD leadership mantle. Founded in 1988, IABD is a non-profit organization that encourages the exchange of information, ideas and research results from around the world. The Academy provides a truly unique international forum for professionals and faculty in business schools, communications programs, and other social science departments to discuss common interests that overlap artificial career, political, and national boundaries. The International Academy of Business Disciplines especially seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice, increasing public awareness of business problems and opportunities in the international marketplace. See the IABD home page: http://www.iabd.org/
19. Outside curriculum reviewer, Department of Communication, Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, September 1996. Author of a report reviewing the current status, analyzing opportunities, and making action recommendations.
18. Outside curriculum review consultant (one of a three-member team), Department of Communications, Southwest Missouri State University, October 1995. Co-authored “A Report by the Visitation Team: The Future of Public Relations Studies at Southwest Missouri State University” which provided a thorough analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the program. Other members of the review team were Dr. Robert L. Heath, Professor of Communication and Director of the Institute for the Study of Issues Management at the University of Houston (past SCA Public Relations Division Head); and Dr. Dean Kruckeberg, Professor of Communication and Coordinator of the Public Relations Curriculum at the University of Northern Iowa (past SCA and AEJMC Public Relations Division Head).
17. Named to editorial board of the International Journal of Commerce and Management, 1995-present, a refereed publication recognized by Cabell’s Directory, with a 27-30% annual submission acceptance rate. See http://ecobweb.ecob.iup.edu/asc/IJM-EDITOR3.htm.
16. Elected member of the Board of Directors, International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD), 1994-2005). Also served as “Public Relations/Public Affairs/Lobbying and Media Business Issues” track chair for IABD’s Annual International Conferences (9th, Orlando, 10-13 April 1997; and 8th, Washington, DC, 11-14 April 1996). Previously headed the “Advertising and Public Relations” track at the 7th Conference, Redondo Beach, California, 6-9 April 1995; 6th Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 April 1994; and 5th Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 8-11 April 1993.
15. Elected 1994-1995 Head, Public Relations Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, July 1994. Previously served as Vice Head, Convention Program Planning Chair, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Division.
14. Named to editorial advisory board of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 1993-2002, the leading refereed journal in the field of media ethics.
13. Named educator liaison to the Public Affairs and Government Section, Public Relations Society of America, 1993-1994. Among other activities, conducted phone survey of section leadership on national trends as part of a larger PRSA member study.
12. Appointed Editor-in-Chief, PR update, official newsjournal of the Public Relations Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 1991-July 1993. Responsible for complete redesign, including name change. Produced three 12-16 page issues each year. Also wrote “As I See It” column. Continued as book/computer/video review editor, 1993-1994.
11. Appointed to national newsletter advisory committee of the Institute for Public Relations Research and Education, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, 1992-1993.
10. Served as invited outside tenure, promotion, and endowed chair reviewer and/or counsel for faculty members at American University (Suzanne Roschwalb, Richard Stack, and Rhonda Zaharna), Baruch College/City University of New York (Eugene Marlow), Brigham Young University (Stephen Thompson and Laurie Wilson), California State University-Fullerton (Nancy Snow), Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia (Ian Phau), Florida International University (William C. Adams and Louis K. Falk), Kansas State University (Charles Lubbers), Oklahoma State University (Tom Weir), Purdue University Calumet (Gideon Falk), Rowan University (Suzanne Sparks Fitzgerald), Sam Houston State University (Carol Nardone), Syracuse University (Maria Russell), Temple University (Cornelius Pratt), Texas A&M University (Marilyn Kern-Foxworth), University College of the Caribbean (Aysar Philip Sussan), University of Georgia (Jeff Springston), University of Hawaii (Lowell Frazier), University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Janet A. Bridges and Kathleen Kelly), University of Maryland (Laurie Grunig), University of New Mexico (Dirk Gibson), University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Barbara DeSanto), University of Northern Iowa (Gayle Pohl), University of Oklahoma (Linda Morton and Shirley Ramsey), University of Oregon (Patricia Curtin), University of South Florida (Barbara K. Petersen), University of Tennessee (Lisa Fall), University of Texas at Arlington (Tom Christie), University of Washington (Kathleen Fearn-Banks), and Fulbright award through Council of International Exchange of Scholars (Abbass Alkhafaji or Slippery Rock University to go to University of Sharjah), 1991-present.
9. One of two committee members who selected International Communication Association Public Relations Interest Group Thesis/Dissertation Award Competition winners, March 1991. Awards went to: W. Timothy Coombs, “A Theoretical Extension of Issue Status Management: An Extension of the Four Argumentative Strategies” (Ph.D., Purdue), and Lynne M. Sallot, “Public Relations and Mass Media: How Professionals in the Fields in Miami and New York View Public Relations Effects on Mass Media, Themselves and Each Other” (M.A., University of Miami). Information on awards published in: Elizabeth Toth, “Division/Interest Group News: Public Relations,” ICA Newsletter 19,2 (Spring 1991), 7.
8. Provided public relations help to the 1991 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Spring 1991. IRS District Director Bruce Thomas in a letter to Dr. Carol Oukrop dated 9 July 1991, writes: “Please accept my sincere appreciation for the contribution made by Dr. Richard Alan Nelson to the 1991 . . . (VITA) program . . . VITA serves taxpayers who are economically disadvantaged, handicapped, non-English speaking, or elderly. Dr. Nelson and his staff at the School of Journalism assisted with the preparation of press and news releases for the VITA program. Through Dr. Nelson’s news releases, many of those taxpayers were able to take advantage of the credits and rebates available to lower income and elderly taxpayers.” The print and broadcast media releases are being used as a model for other areas in the state.
7. Judge, Harris Newspaper Group contest (“Classified Advertising Category 3--Miscellaneous; and Display Advertising Category 9--Best Special Section”), February 1991. Reviewed 25 entries from seven newspapers and prepared detailed 5-page critique for entrants.
6. Paid book reviewer for Allyn & Bacon, 1991 (mass media text, revision); Grid, 1981 (broadcast news writing text); Houghton Mifflin, 1996, 1997 (proposed mass media text); Longman, 1994 (proposed public relations management text), 1993, 1994 (media ethics text, revision) and 1992 (proposed public relations ethics book); McGraw-Hill, 1993 (mass media text); Merrill Publishing Company, 1989 (public relations text); Sage, 1996 (proposed public relations book series); St. Martin’s Press, 1996 (proposed public relations text); University of Tennessee Press, 1982 (propaganda book); and Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1992 (proposed corporate communication law book), 1991 (mass media text, revision), 1989 (advertising text), and 1987 (mass media text).
5. Manuscript reviewer, American Journalism (official refereed publication of the American Journalism Historians Association), 1987-1994.
4. Manuscript reviewer, Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television (official refereed journal of the International Association for Media and History), 1987-1989.
3. Elected member, Public Relations Committee, Speech Communication Association, 1986-1988.
2. Faculty associate, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Claremont, California, 1985-1989. Served as campus liaison to promote ISI publications, seminars and other programs.
1. Associate editor and referee for the Journal of Film and Video, University Film and Video Association, 1979-1984.
Accredited Professional, Public Relations Society of America (APR, PRSA)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Society for Competitiveness (ASC)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), past head, PR Division
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)
International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD), board member, track chair, and 1997-1999 president
International Management Development Association (IMDA), president (2005-), board member (2004-),
program co-chair, and co-track chair
National Communication Association (NCA)
Scholars Resource Bank, The Heritage Foundation
Formerly a member of:
American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA)
Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
DOMITOR (l’Association internationale pour le développement de la recherche sur le cinéma des premiers temps)
Historians Film Committee, an affiliated society of the American Historical Association
International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST)
International Communication Association (ICA)
World Communication Association (WCA)
University Film and Video Association (UFVA)