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Tsetsura received 2018 PRSA Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Katerina Tsetsura is an accomplished teacher. Her teaching philosophy is to inspire students to learn by helping them to discover the beauty and value of knowledge in everyday professional practices. She demonstrates the importance of cutting-edge research and theory development in strategic communication and public relations through engaging students in meaningful practical exercises and activities. She creates real-life opportunities for students to work hard and see the results of their work.

As part of Dr. Tsetsura’s learning by doing approach, students in her classes work with actual small, medium, and large-size companies and organizations in the USA, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Recently, students in her courses Global Public Relations, PR Campaigns, and PR Research completed and presented projects to the top management of

  • Companies: American Airlines, Carnival Corporation, Byarozawik;

  • Organizations: Abu Dhabi Tourism Office, Erfurt, Germany City Marketing and Tourism Communications Office, NASA, Oklahoma City Art Museum, OU-Arezzo, OU Flagship Study Abroad Program, Oklahoma Food Bank, OU Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art,  U.S. Wrestling Federation.

Dr. Katerina Tsetsura’s former undergraduate and graduate students work for a variety of businesses around the world, including:

  • Companies: AT&T headquarters, CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green, CH2M, JC Denver Home Team, PRIME Research, ReachLocal‎, Stone Bluff Cellars, Taylor & Francis Group, TPC Group, Xerox;

  • Agencies: 4C Insights, Burson·Marsteller, Edelman, FleishmanHillard,  HCK2 Partners, Hill+Knowlton, Ketchum, Koch Communications, Makovsky, Saxum, SpotCo;

  • Organizations: China-US Center for Sustainable Development, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OKGOP | Oklahoma Republican Party, Oklahoma State Chamber, VOA - Voice of America;

  • Universities: University of Oklahoma, Marquette University, University of Jordan, University of Maryland, University of Missouri, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and University of Southern California.

In 2010, Tsetsura and her undergraduate PR Campaigns capstone class worked together with the Pulitzer-prize winner, journalist-in-residence John Schmeltzer and the Emmy recipient, war correspondent-in-residence Mike Boettcher to nationally promote a ground-breaking  journalism collaborative venture Afghan 101, in which OU undergraduate journalism students worked together with Schmeltzer, Boettcher and journalists from and the ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” to create a series of civil human-interest stories behind the Afghan war.


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