Assistant Professor
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Shana Meganck recently joined JMU as an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, teaching public relations classes. Her main research interests focus on intersections of health communication, new media and public relations. Her dissertation research, in particular, focused on the source use by health bloggers. Shana’s research has been presented at a number of conferences, including AEJMC, NCA, ICA and IPRRC, and has been published in several places, including Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Education, Social Media and Strategic Communication, amongst others.

Shana has a background in public relations and advertising, with nearly a decade of experience working at Richmond-based agencies with a variety of local and national clients. Shana received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Media, Art and Text program; her M.A. from the University of Georgia in Journalism and her B.A. from Mary Baldwin College in Mass Communication. 

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