Name: Dr. Nadine Hoffmann
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication - Public Relations
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 221
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2393
Email: nadine.hoffmann@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Mass Communication (with PR emphasis), University of Georgia

M.Sc. in Journalism and Mass Communication (with PR emphasis), University of Kansas

German equivalent of bachelor's degree in American Studies, Media Studies, and Political Science, University of Bonn, Germany

Bio:

Nadine Hoffmann (formerly Billgen) is an assistant professor at the School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College. A native of Germany, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Bonn (Germany). She earned her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Georgia.

Nadine’s research and teaching focus on public relations. Research interests include global PR, relationship building, crisis communication, and online communication. Her dissertation explored the impact of an organization’s country of origin on its communication strategy and relationship building with external publics.

Nadine has experience in agency PR and corporate communication. Before getting her Ph.D. she worked as a PR manager for global communication for Faber-Castell, a German company that markets its products in 120 countries worldwide.

Awards & Honors:

2013

Induction into honor society Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence

Recipient of Martha Johnson Kaplan Scholarship, awarded by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, for outstanding academic record and achievement

Recipient of the University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 

2012

Recipient of research stipend from the Broun Dissertation Research Fund in support of dissertation research, awarded by Grady College, University of Georgia

Recipient of Martha Johnson Kaplan Scholarship, awarded by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, for outstanding academic record and achievement

Recipient of Top Paper Award at the Center for Global Public Relations Annual Global Research Conference

Recipient of the University of Georgia Grady College’s graduate teaching award Outstanding Teaching Assistant

 

2011

Induction into honor society Phi Beta Delta for scholarly achievement in international education

 

2006

Induction into honor Society Kappa Tau Alpha for superior academic achievements in journalism and strategic communications

 

2005-06

Full scholarship (tuition waiver and stipend) at the University of Kansas

 

2004-05

Full scholarship (tuition waiver and stipend) at the University of Kansas

Fulbright grant to study abroad in the United States

Research Interests:

Public relations

Global PR

The impact of country of origin and culture on PR

Relationship building in PR

Crisis communication

Corporate communications

Online communication

Social media

PR campaigns

Affiliations:

International Communication Association

National Communication Association