Dawn Gilpin is an associate professor with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. She has spent more than 15 years working in Italy in various areas of organizational communication and public relations, including crisis management and internal communication. She joined the Cronkite School faculty after completing her doctorate in mass Media and communication at Temple University, where she was a Presidential Fellow.
Gilpin’s research interests focus on the interactions between organizations, media and public policy, particularly in terms of organizational and issue identity, and the dynamics of knowledge and power. She explores these questions using mixed methodologies including narrative and network analysis in addition to other quantitative and qualitative methods. Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, Communication Theory, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, among others, and included in several peer-reviewed collections.
She teaches primarily in the areas of public relations, communication theory and research methods. During her professional career, she also developed and taught numerous workshops on topics such as trade show communication, crisis communication and management, group dynamics and teamwork, and others. She is a member of the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association and the Academy of Management.