Pamela Jo Brubaker
Pamela Jo Brubaker is the associate director of the School of Communications and an associate professor of public relations at BYU. She specializes in social media, digital storytelling, marketing communications, and media relations. An advocate for experiential learning, Dr. Brubaker provides her students with research opportunities for real-world clients. Additionally, Brubaker teaches graduate courses in strategic communications and quantitative research.
Brubaker earned her associate’s degree from Ricks College (now BYU–Idaho), after which she attended BYU, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2000 and a master’s degree in mass communications in 2002. She received her PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and has been working as a BYU professor since 2013.
Brubaker frequently presents at various conferences, including at the International Public Relations Research Conference; the International Communication Association; and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, where she served as head of the communication technology division and chair of the public relations division’s social media committee. She has been published in numerous publications, including Public Relations Review, Social Media + Society, Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Promotion Management, and the Journal of Media and Religion.
Her hobbies include adventuring with her husband, eating chocolate, and making memories with family and friends.