This is the continuation of PR Connections. PR Connections started as a blog about public relations scholarly research, practice, and education. Its initial goal was to create connections between academic research and the practice – by translating academic research and letting it out of the ivory tower.

The content evolved into topics beyond public relations (education, technology, ethics) and as I transitioned from my old PR prof job at Clemson to my new technology prof job at Purdue, the letters “PR” in the blog’s title stood for “Purdue Research” – or, most likely, “People Research” to represent my mission of bringing research to the people. But, it is time to move on, and therefore the switch to a new name.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think, and how I can help you.

— Dr. V

This blog is authored by Dr. Mihaela Vorvoreanu (Dr. V).



Dr. Vorvoreanu is an assistant professor in Computer Graphics Technology and Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. She studies the socio-cultural impact of new communication technologies. Before joining Purdue, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Clemson University, SC, and the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton, Ohio. While at Clemson and UD respectively, Dr. V taught various public relations and communication courses, and did academic research in the area of public relations and new Web technologies. . She has published research articles in the Journal of New Communications Research, Public Relations Review and the Journal of Website Promotion and a book about online public relations: Web Site Public Relations: How Corporations Build and Maintain Relationships Online. Dr. V holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University. Originally from Romania, Dr. V now lives with her husband, Krishna Madhavan, and cat, Pooky, in West Lafayette, IN.


Follow Dr. V on twitter: mihaela_v (formerly prprof_mv)

E-mail: mihaela dot vorvoreanu at gmail dot com


This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and do not represent my employer. – Dr. V



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