Adrienne Wallace, Ph.D.
Dr. Adrienne A. Wallace is an enthusiastic communicator with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors ranging in scope from nonprofit, health, education, government, hospitality, politics, lobbying and finance.
Adrienne teaches undergraduate courses at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in west Michigan mostly in the PR emphasis and has a passion for student-to-professional development. She advises the student-run PR firm GrandPR and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at GVSU. She also serves as the Ad&PR Internship Director and the Bateman Competition faculty advisor, the Page Society Case Study Competition Advisor, is the Digital Marketing Competition advisor, and also the Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics social media competition advisor.
Adrienne is a board member of the PRSA Educators Academy (PRSAEA) where she serves as communications co-chair, is a board member at West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA), the chair-elect of the East Central District Public Relations Society of America (ECDPRSA), and serves the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) on the social media committee and is the chair of the website committee.
Dr. Wallace received her Ph.D. in public administration with a focus in public affairs and public policy from Western Michigan University (WMU) where she focused on the intersection of public relations, participation and lobbying on the creation/implementation of public policy in the United States and also earned degrees in Health Communication/Advertising & Public Relations (BS, GVSU), Public Administration (MPA, GVSU), and Communications (MS, GVSU).
- Current Job: Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
- PRSA Chapter: Minnesota Chapter