Professor & Chair,
School of Communications,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
public relations, social media, strategic communication, organizational communication
Tom Kelleher, chair of the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii, started at UH in 1999 after earning his PhD from the University of Florida. He also served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 to 2006.
He has taught courses in public relations, online communication, communication campaigns, media effects, organizational communication, and communication theory.
Kelleher has published in ten different scholarly journals including the two highest rated among 54 communication journals listed in the ISI Web of Knowledge’s 2009 Journal Citation Reports: Journal of Communication and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He served as guest editor for Journal of Public Relations Research for a 2010 special issue on social media. His book, “Public Relations Online: Lasting Concepts for Changing Media”, was released by SAGE in 2006.