Tatjana M. Hocke joins the School of Communication at James Madison University as an assistant professor in August 2012. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 in Communication and Information with a focus on public relations from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Her research interests include crisis, risk, and health communication with a focus on stakeholders. One particular group of interest and the topic of her dissertation is the family with young children. Her current research explores how families and children in high risk environments prepare for natural disaster crisis. Tatjana has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter and has presented research papers at several national and international peer-reviewed conferences.
Tatjana has taught principles of public relations and public relations communication. Other teaching experiences include professional and business communication, and fundamentals of public speaking in both in-class and online settings.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Tatjana received a Master’s degree in Communication Studies/Public Relations from the University of Houston. At the University of Leipzig, Germany, she completed her undergraduate degree and gained a second M.A. in Media Pedagogy and Public Relations. Minor fields of studies included Cultural Studies, American Studies, as well as Child and Family Studies.