About the IABC Education Shared Interest Group

Connect with colleagues that instinctively understand communications within academic environment. Complex stakeholder engagement, enhancing the reputation of your organization, sharing compelling, vulnerable stories in a transparent and authentic way. This shared interest group will host opportunities to network, participate in educational sessions, and be a trustworthy source for tips, strategies, and best practices.  

About Our Education SIG Leader

Matthew Tidwell, Ph.D., APR  

Matt Tidwell, Ph. D., APR, is on the faculty of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas and directs KU’s master’s degree in integrated marketing communications. Previously, Matt helped lead communications agencies and served as senior communications director for companies including Great Plains Energy and Sanofi- Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Education and professional development are now his passion and he has been a frequent speaker locally and nationally. In addition to teaching, he conducts academic research in crisis communications and has been published in Journal of Professional Communications and IABC’s Communications World. He has a master’s in communications management from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from KU.

Upcoming Events/Conversations

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For information about Shared Interest Groups, or if you are interested in starting a new SIG, please contact member_relations@iabc.com