Prof. Nicoleta Corbu PhD, The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania
Nicoleta Corbu is Professor at the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, where she currently coordinates, as executive director, the Center for Research in Communication. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant in the United States (University of Georgia, 2008-2009). In 2012, she was visiting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her research focuses on media effects, political communication, and European identity. She has several published books, including “Telepresidents: An Inquiry into a Presidential Election” (2011, co-author), “The Crisis of the European Union: Identity, Citizenship, and Solidarity Reassessed” (2013, co-editor), and “Identity and Intercultural Communication” (2014, co-editor). She is member of NEPOCS (Network of European Political Communication Scholars) since 2018.
Prof. Agniszka Stepinska PhD, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Agnieszka Stępińska, PhD hab. is a professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Her main areas of research are political communication and journalism studies. She participated in several international research projects, including Foreign News on TV (2009 – 2013) and Global Journalist of the 21st Century (2012). She led an international research group studying Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency (2010-2013). She was a vice-chair of the Working Group of the COST ACTION IS1308 Populist Political Communication in Europe. Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics (2014-2018). She is also a leader of national research team participating in the international project Journalistic Role Performance Around the Globe. She leads a scientific team working on the populist political communication in Poland (www.populizm.amu.edu.pl). She is a member of editorial boards of Central European Journal of Communication and Central European Political Studies.
Prof. Ludwig Hilmer PhD, Rector of the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany
Rector Ludwig Hilmer directs Mittweida University of Applied Sciences and represents them externally. He is the chairman of the Rectorate and determines its guidelines.
The extended Senate has Prof. Dr. med. phil. Ludwig Hilmer elected to the rector of Mittweida University of Applied Sciences on 28.06.2017 for another five-year term of office.
Prof. Bryan H. Reber PhD, Department Head, Advertising and Public Relations, C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Dr. Reber’s research focuses on public relations theory, practice and pedagogy. He has published his research in the Journal of Public Relations Research, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication Management, and Newspaper Research Journal among others. In addition, Dr. Reber has presented his research at numerous academic conferences.