HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2015 – High Point University recently hired David Radanovich as an assistant professor of the practice of communication.
Radanovich teaches courses in human and strategic communication and serves as the core courses coordinator for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, overseeing Human Communication and Mediated Communication Systems, two courses required of all communication majors at HPU.
“Preparing the next generation to excel as communicators promises to be both exciting and rewarding,” Radanovich says. “I look forward to helping students learn new skills and sharpen those they already possess by drawing on my experience in the business world.”
With more than 20 years of experience in strategic and corporate communication, Radanovich led the communication function for an electric utility in Connecticut and a natural gas provider in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He has also taught courses in strategic communication and public relations as an adjunct professor at HPU, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Quinnipiac University.
As a researcher, Radanovich studies the underrepresentation of Hispanics in the public relations profession. He presented the third-place peer-reviewed faculty paper for the public relations division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2014.
Radanovich earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and political science from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public relations from Quinnipiac, where he also received the Faculty Award for academic excellence. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators. He also serves on the Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Awards Committee for the Public Relations Division of AEJMC.
“I am excited to be a part of HPU’s continued growth and emphasis on providing students with experiential and holistic, values-based learning,” Radanovich says. “Its student-centric model is what makes High Point University a special place.”