Communication Matters: Timothy Coombs on Sports Crisis Communication: An “Industry Effect”

1:30PM to 3:00PM February 27, 2018
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Quarterdeck, Grant Building
SCC Welcomes Dr. Timothy Coombs to campus

The School of Communication and Culture is pleased to have Timothy Coombs on campus Feb. 27 to present Sports Crisis Communication: An “Industry Effect” on Crisis Communication, and we are excited to invite you to join us for his lecture.

W. Timothy Coombs (PhD from Purdue University in Public Affairs and Issues Management) is a full professor in Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He is also an honourary professor in the Department of Business Communication at Aarhus University. Dr. Coombs researches in the area of crisis communication and his works appear in Management Communication Quarterly, Corporate Communication: An International Journal, Public Relations Review, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Communication Management. He has authored two books on crisis communication, Ongoing Crisis Communication and Code Red in the Boardroom as well as being co-editor of the Handbook of Crisis Communication, the forthcoming Reputation Challenges in Sport: Theory and Practice, and numerous book chapters on the topic. 

He has received the 2002 recipient of Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from the Public Relations Society of America, the 2013 Pathfinder Award from the Institute of Public Relations in recognition of his research contributions to the field and to the practice, the 2014 Business Impact Award from the Association for Business Communication and is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. His co-authored crisis research has won multiple PRIDE awards from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association for books and articles. Dr. Coombs has worked with governments, corporations and consulting firms in the U.S., Asia and Europe on ways to improve crisis communication efforts for themselves and their clients. He is also the current editor for Corporation Communication:  An International Journal

Timothy will be lecturing from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2017 in the Grant Quarterdeck and all are welcome to attend! You can also join us online via livestream.