McCollough Named to Editorial Board of Journal of Public Interest Communications

Columbus State University professor Chris McCollough was recently named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Interest Communications. The journal is the first of its kind, aimed at helping communicators working on social, political, and environmental issues impacting society. The journal is interdisciplinary and invites scholarship from public relations, political science, sociology, social psychology, and marketing--among others-- that contributes to the best practices for those seeking to create positive change.

The appointment is in keeping with Dr. McCollough's role as an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Columbus State University. His and the department's focus on best practices in the communication sub-disciplines that help cultivate industry-relevant professionals who are civically and socially engaged in their communities aligns well with the focus and scope of the Journal of Public Interest Communications. It also reflects much of his recent contributions to public sector public relations and ethics, as well as his ongoing scholarship in public relations ethics.

McCollough joins an international group of scholars, including some of the most prominent scholars in Public Relations ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Political Public Relations, and Civic and Social Activism. The appointment is in perpetuity, contingent upon his active service and contributions to the journal.