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Nur Uysal is an award-winning teacher and scholar who teaches corporate communication and public relations in the Public Relations and Advertising program, which received the PRWeek recognition for 2022 Outstanding Education Program. Her research areas include corporate social responsibility, social impact, organizational purpose, and stakeholder activism as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, she investigates how environmental, social, and governance issues affect the fluid relationships between organizations and their different stakeholders in today's highly globalized, networked world. Uysal's research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Journal of Applied Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, and Business Strategy and the Environment, and she is the author of a variety of chapters in edited books including the Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility Communication, the Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations, and the Handbook of Communication Engagement. She regularly presents her research at major national and international conferences, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Public Relations Review.
Uysal is the recipient of several teaching and research awards and grants. Most recently, she received a 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award from DePaul University. Among others, she received the University Research Council Research grant and the Quality of Instruction Council Competitive Instructional grant as well as a Global Learning Experience grant. She is the recipient of the Legacy Scholar grant from The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication and an Educator Fellowship from The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations along with the Advancement of Women in Communication Fellowship.
Nur Uysal is the founding director of the Media Engagement (ME) Lab in the College of Communication, envisioning to create a collaborative rand creative research space for interdisciplinary exploration and conversation, where students, faculty, and professionals work together in order to create social good. The lab is equipped with the most cutting-edge technology (e.g., imotions eye-tracking tool, Brandwatch social media analytics tool) that allow students to better understand the brands, consumers, the market and the complex interactions among them. As the chair of the Internalization Committee, she is strongly committed to internationalizing of the learning experience at DePaul, implementing several GLE programs (e.g., Bilkent University in Turkey, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia) and study abroad programs.
Nur Uysal holds a MA in mass communication and a PhD in corporate communication, both from the University of Oklahoma. Uysal is the recipient of the 2012-2013 James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Public Relations Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). She is a three-time winner of the Top Faculty Paper Award from the National Communication Association and the winner of the Peter Debreceny Corporate Communication Top Paper Award from the Institute for Public Relations Research.
An international communication researcher with strong connections to different cultural environments, Uysal brings her global experience into the classroom. A food and coffee aficionado, Nur enjoys exploring different cuisines and cultural experiences. She extensively traveled around the world, making memories with family and friends.
Uysal can be found on Twitter @nurefeuysal and LinkedIn.