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Lois Foreman-Wernet

Lois Foreman-Wernet



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