Lois Foreman-Wernet, Ph.D. | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Lois Foreman-Wernet, Ph.D.

    Professor of Communication
    Chair of the Department of Communication

    Lois Foreman-Wernet

    Public Relations and Marketing
    Convergent Media Center


    • Classes

      Oral Communication
      Introduction to Public Relations
      Event Planning
      Public Relations Programs and Campaigns
      Communication and Culture
      Communication and Gender
      Group Discussion

    • Biography

      Dr. Lois Foreman-Wernet has been a full-time faculty member at Capital since 2002. She regularly teaches both public relations and communication courses, and she serves as faculty adviser for the Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She encourages students’ active participation in the learning process and regularly incorporates community-based projects into her classes.

      Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Foreman-Wernet spent nearly two decades directing public relations programs in the arts and education. She is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and in 2013 was awarded a Fellowship for Educators from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

      Her research interests focus on the intersection of institutions and their audiences. She has done extensive work with audiences of the arts and more recently also has looked at the factors that affect organizational reputation. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles and co-edited three books.

    • Degrees Earned

      Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University

      Master of Arts in Journalism, The Ohio State University

      Ph.D. in Communication, The Ohio State University

    • Publications

      Foreman-Wernet, L., Dervin, B. & Funk, C. (2014). Standing in two worlds looking at an art exhibition: Sense-making in the millennial generation. Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 44(2), 101-117.

      Dervin, B. & Foreman-Wernet, L. (2012) Sense-Making Methodology as an approach to understanding and designing for campaign audiences: A turn to communicating communicatively. In R. Rice & C. Atkin (Eds.), Public Communication Campaigns, 4th edition, pp. 147-162. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

      Foreman-Wernet, L. & Dervin, B. (Eds.) (2010). Audiences and the Arts: Communication Perspectives. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

      Foreman-Wernet, L. & Dervin, B. (2006). Listening to learn: “Inactive” publics of the arts as exemplar. Public Relations Review, 32(3), 287-294.