Stephen Bruning, Ph.D. | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Stephen Bruning, Ph.D.


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    Public Relations and Marketing
    Convergent Media Center


    • Classes

      Introduction to Public Relations
      Public Relations Writing
      Public Relations Research
      Organizational Communication
      Oral Communication
      Group Communication

    • Biography

      Steve Bruning has achieved local, regional, national, and international recognition for his scholarship in public relations. Bruning served on three editorial boards (Public Relations Review, The Journal of Public Relations Research, and The Journal of Promotion Management), has published more than 20 articles in refereed journals (of those 20 articles, nine have been co-authored with students), and has made more than 35 conference presentations. Within the field of organizational communication, he has served as a consultant for a variety of profit and non-profit organizations. Bruning has moderated focus groups, provided research design expertise, and helped organizations understand quantitative and qualitative research findings. In addition to his responsibilities as a faculty member, Bruning also serves as Capital’s Director of Athletics and Recreation.

    • Degrees Earned

      BS -- Communication Systems Management, Ohio University
      MA -- Organizational Communication, Ohio University
      Ph. D. -- Communication Theory, Kent State University

    • Publications

      Bruning, S. D., & Ledingham, J. A. (2015). Examining the influence of organization-public relationships and organizational identification with a psychological group on institutional affiliation, behavioral intent, and evaluations of satisfaction. In E. Ki, J. Kim, and J. A. Ledingham (Eds.), Public relations as relationship management: A relational approach to the study and practice of public relations (2nd ed.), (pp. 130-143). New York: Taylor and Francis.

      Bruning, S. D., & Lambe, K. (2008). Linking worldview, relationship attitudes, and behavioral outcomes: Implications for the study and practice of public relations. Journal of Promotion Management, 14, 139-151.

      Bruning, S. D., Dials, M., Shirka, A. (2008). Using dialogue to build organization-public relationships, engage publics, and positively affect organizational outcomes. Public Relations Review, 34, 25-31.

      Bruning, S. D., DeMiglio, P. A., & Embry, K. (2006). Mutual benefit as an outcome indicator: Exploring the factors that influence perception of benefit in an organization-public relationship. Public Relations Review, 32, 33-40.

      Bruning, S. D., McGrew, S., & Cooper, M. (2006). Town-gown relationships: Exploring university-community engagement from the perspective of community members. Public Relations Review, 32, 125-130.