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Frank B. Kalupa




Dr. Frank Kalupa's communication career is a diverse blend of university teaching, research, and administration; corporate and government consulting; aerospace public relations; and journalism. 

Before joining James Madison University in 2006, he was a professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  Previously he was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 15 years and has served as Chair of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Alabama and as Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. 

He served as a Visiting Professor at American University in Paris, Syracuse University in New York, and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  He has contributed to academic and professional programs in England, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, Ghana, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, India, China, and Malaysia. 

He was instrumental in the establishment of the award-winning San Francisco Academy, a nationwide post-graduate executive development program in corporate communication, and served for 15 years as its managing director.  He has served a variety of prominent corporate and government clients over the past several decades.  He has been an expert witness for law firms in Texas and Pennsylvania on the effects of mass media.

During 12 years in corporate public relations and journalism, he was director of communication for an aerospace research and development center in California and a reporter and an editor with newspapers in California and Wisconsin.

He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, International Public Relations Association, Arab-United States Association of Communication Educators, European Public Relations Education and Research Association, and Public Relations Society of America.

He received a Ph.D. in communication and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.