Director of the Public Relations Program
School of Communication
University of Miami
Don Stacks is professor and director of the Public Relations Program in the School of Communication at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Don has written more than 150 scholarly articles and papers. His awards include the Ralph Nichols Award for research in Listening (1984); the Institute for Public Relations Research awarded Don its 1999 "Pathfinder Award"; the University of Miami's "Provost's Award for Outstanding Research and Theory" in 1999; the Public Relations Society of America named him Outstanding Educator in 2003 and the recipient of the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize in 2005; and in 1992 he was named "Outstanding Professor" by University of Miami students. In 2007 Don was elected an Eastern Communication Association "Distinguished Research Fellow."
Don has authored or coauthored seven books on communication topics, including the award-winning Primer of Public Relations Research. He edited the 2002 and 2006 Dictionary of Public Relations Research and Measurement. He and co-author David Michaelson received a second PRIDE award for A Practitioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, in 2011. He was inducted into the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame in 2012.
Don is currently the editor of the Journal of the Association for Communication Administration and the editor-elect of Communication Research Reports. He serves on the boards of the Institute for Public Relations and the International Public Relations Association.