Dr. Krishnamurthy Sriramesh is Professor and University Faculty Scholar at the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University. In particular, he is recognized for his scholarship on global public relations. For over a decade he has advocated the need to reduce ethnocentricity in the public relations body of knowledge arguing that the inclusion of culture (broadly defined to include political economy and media culture in addition to societal and organizational culture) into public relations scholarship is long overdue. To that end, he edited the book Public Relations in Asia: An Anthology that remains the only book on the subject. His research interests also extend to public relations for development, corporate social responsibility and public relations, communication campaigns, and the use of new media for public relations.
His rich teaching experience includes teaching at 10 universities in Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America. He has won several awards for teaching and research. His teaching was recognized with the Charles W. Redding Excellence in Teaching Award at Purdue University (1996) and the Teacher of the Year Award (2000) at the University of Florida. He has won several awards for research including the Faculty Research Award and the Golden Gator Award at the University of Florida and top-three papers at six international conferences. In 2004, he won the prestigious Pathfinder Award from the Institute for Public Relations (USA) for original scholarly research contributing to the public relations body of knowledge. Only one such award is given each year by this institute.
He has co-edited two volumes of The Handbook of Global Public Relations: Theory, Research, and Practice, the second of which won the PRIDE award presented by the National Communication Association (U. S. A). He also has co-edited Public Relations Research: European and International Perspectives, Culture and Public Relations, and Public Relations and Communication Management: Current Trends and Emerging Topics. Between these books, he has contributed to chronicling, for the first time in the field, information about public relations in about 50 countries and regions of the world. He also has presented over 110 research papers, seminars, and talks in over 30 countries and published over 65 refereed journal articles and book chapters. He serves as the Assistant Editor of Public Relations Review and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication Management. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals such as the Journal of Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Digital Review of Asia-Pacific and the Encyclopedia of Public Relations (Second Edition).
Global Public Relations/Global Corporate Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture and Public Relations, Mass Media and Public Relations