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Candace Parrish, Ph.D.

Candace Parrish, Ph.D.

Candace Parrish, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, SCPR Program Director 

Expertise

Public relations, visual communication and social media research.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Media, Art & Text Program, Digital Health Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S., Mass Communications, Strategic Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S., Mass Communications, Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Primary instructor
  • Course design and development

Research Interests and Grants

  • Infographics in public relations, health communication and crisis communication
  • The role of social media in sexual assault prevention
  • Portrayals of depression in social media
  • Studying public relations master's programs curricula

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor at Rollins College
  • Committee Chair for the Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award for the Public Relations Division of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Led the social media effort for the Red Flag Campaign, a national assault and domestic violence prevention organization
  • Former Associate at Social Driver, responsible for implementing social media communications marketing campaigns

Awards and Fellowships

  • Communicator Awards "Award of Distinction" for LearnDC.org website on behalf of Social Driver and Collaborative Communications
  • 2017: Fellowship for Educators Program, Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
  • Poster Design Award, PR Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2016: Best Applied Paper Award, Corporate Communication International Conference

Contact Information

Email: parrishc@sacredheart.edu