Shari Veil , MBA, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Advertising & Public Relations
Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D., is a professor and dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She oversees the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the college and its role within the university and state.
Veil came to Nebraska from the University of Kentucky, where she was associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Communication and Information and chair and professor in the Department of Communication. Prior to Kentucky, she taught strategic communication in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and served as the director of the Center for Risk and Crisis Management at the University of Oklahoma coordinating research, funding, graduate education and training programs specific to risk and crisis communication. Her academic program development and research has been supported by more than $1.9 million in grants and contracts and resulted in more than 80 scholarly publications. Before entering academia, Veil spent eight years in the profession in business, marketing, and public relations.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in communication, with a concentration in public relations and a minor in business administration, and a Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in marketing, from the University of Mary in North Dakota. Her doctorate in communication, with a research focus on risk and crisis communication, is from North Dakota State University.