Robert E. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor, Communications Dept, Salem State College
Salem, MA 01970 USA; tel:978 542 6463; fax:6l7 489 0976
Robert Brown is Professor of Communications at Salem State College. His career combines scholarship and teaching with positions as a corporate speech writer, magazine editor, public relations practitioner, editorial consultant and workshop facilitator.
Professor Brown has held full-time faculty positions in Communications, in the Boston area, at Emerson College, Bentley College and Boston University. Since l990, he has held an adjunct position at Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, where he was honored for distinguished teaching in 2004.
Professor Brown’s communications background includes speech writing positions at Atlantic Richfield (now BP) and W.R. Grace & Co., and he was the director of publications at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price-Coopers). His speeches for the CEO’s of U.S. corporations have appeared in Vital Speeches of the Day.
Professor Brown is the author of scholarly reviews and essays on public relations, propaganda and political communication, which appeared frequently in Public Relations Review (“St Paul as a PR Practitioner,” “The Propagation of Awe”) and American Behavioral Scientist (“The Dramaturgy of Kerry vs. Bush”). His op editorials and feature articles have appeared the Boston Globe and excerpted in Readers Digest. His byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Toronto Globe & Mail and Esquire Magazine’s Best of Business. He is co-author of a book of English translations of Catalan poetry, and his own collection was published by a small press. He holds Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester, and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
His memberships include the National Communication Association, P.R.S.A, the Publicity Club of New England, the International Academy of Business Disciplines and American Literary Translators Association.