Dave Remund

Dave Remund, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA

Assistant Professor of Practice

Advertising & Public Relations

Dave Remund joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022. He serves as co-director of Experience Lab and as faculty liaison for Buoy, one of the program areas within Experience Lab. Buoy is a student-run agency contributing more than 5,000 hours annually in strategic communications support to area nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations. In addition, Dave advises the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter (2023 National Star Chapter Award) and the Bateman Case Study Competition team (2023 National Honorable Mention).

As a professor and mentor, Dave focuses on leadership development, ethical decision-making and social impact. His research has been published in Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Faculty Development, Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Public Relations Education, Journal of Public Research, Public Relations Review, and Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication. He also wrote the book The Art of Responsible Communication: Leading with Values Every Day, published by Business Expert Press.

Dave has more than three decades of professional experience in strategic communications, including leadership roles within three Fortune 500 corporations. He also has extensive consulting expertise, both independently and as part of agency teams. Dave most recently led communications and marketing for Drake University before devoting 18 months to caregiving and a series of contract assignments, including talent acquisition for The Walt Disney Company.

Dave has previously taught undergraduate courses and graduate seminars for Butler University, Drake University, University of Oregon, Florida State University and San Diego State University. While at the University of Oregon, he co-founded a living-learning community called Media and Social Action, which focuses on helping students learn how to lead change in this digital age. During the course of his career, Dave has led or participated in educational exchanges to Asia, Europe and South America.

Dave is a member of the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious College of Fellows (Fellow PRSA) and holds Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). He has served on the Commission on Public Relations, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Public Relations Research and Journal of Public Relations Education. Dave has served on the downtown board for the Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Partnership and the State of Oregon Attorney General’s Task Force on Sexual Assault, among many other committees and community service roles over the years. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he serves on the University Conduct Board and the First Generation Nebraska Advisory Board.

A first-generation college graduate, Dave earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his master’s degree and undergraduate degrees at Drake University.

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