Jeanne Persuit

    Associate Professor
    Office: Leutze Hall # 235
    Phone: (910) 962-2616
    Fax: (910) 962-7061    

    Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University, 2009
    M.A., Corporate Communication, Duquesne University, 2000
    B.S., French, Penn State University, 1995

Jeanne M. Persuit, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. Dr. Persuit teaches courses in integrated marketing communication, public relations, advertising and communication ethics. Her research interests are the rhetoric and philosophy of integrated marketing communication and communication ethics.  Before returning to Duquesne University for her Ph.D., Dr. Persuit worked in integrated marketing communication in the consulting engineering field and was a marketing communications manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. She is co-advisor, with Dr. Bill Bolduc, of Pier601 Creative, the COM Studies Department's student-run IMC firm. She also plans the biennial IMC Conference at UNCW.

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