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Kelli  Burns

Kelli Burns

Kelli Burns
Associate Director/Associate Professor

Contact

Office: CIS 3093
Phone: 813/974-6799
Email:

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Bio

Kelli S. Burns, Ph.D. is the associate director and an associate professor in the School of Mass Communications. Her research interests include social media use in public relations; the intersection of social media and popular culture; and online and user-generated advertising. She is the author of the book Celeb 2.0: How Social Media Foster Our Fascination with Popular Culture. Her research has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of New Communications Research, Newspaper Research Journal, and the International Journal of Interactive Marketing and Advertising and as chapters in several edited volumes. Burns serves as the adviser to Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism and mass communications honor society. She is a frequent media commentator and public speaker on the topic of social media. Burns received a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Florida where she was a presidential fellow, a master’s degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business administration from Vanderbilt University. Her work experience includes positions in marketing communications and market research.

Education

B.A., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University; M.A., Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Mass Communications (Concentration in Advertising), University of Florida.

Professional Experience

Four years corporate marketing and advertising; three years corporate market research.

Teaching

USF since 2006; five years at other universities.

Specialty Area

Social media, public relations and advertising.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
10181PUR 3000001Principles of Public Relations
3TR12:30pm-1:45pm
BSN 1201
17619JOU 3940020Reporting Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
18218RTV 3941020Radio Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
20109VIC 3943020Visual Communicat Practicum
PERMIT REQURIED
1
TBA TBA
16198PUR 4700020Public Relations Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
12392MMC 4910020Ind Research in Mass Comm
PERMIT REQUIRED
1-3
TBA TBA
17620JOU 4941020Editing Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
18220RTV 4942020TV Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
10172JOU 4944020Magazine Practicum
PERMIT REQUIRED
1
TBA TBA
18537MMC 4945020Internship
PERMIT REQUIRED
1-3
TBA TBA
14048MMC 6900020Directed Reading Mass Comm
PERMIT REQUIRED
1-3
TBA TBA
14059MMC 6910020Ind Research in Mass Comm
PERMIT REQUIRED
1-3
TBA TBA
14078MMC 6950020Applied Research Project
PERMIT REQUIRED
1-6
TBA TBA
14089MMC 6971020Thesis: Master's
PERMIT REQUIRED
2-19
TBA TBA