The School of Communication and Media
Public Relations (UG)
Full Name: Wes Jamison
Preferred Name: Wes
Associate Professor of Public Relations
B.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida.
Dr. Wes Jamison is an associate professor of communication at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he teaches public relations, persuasion, political communication, and communication theory. Prior to moving to Florida, Wes served for over a decade as professor of political and social science at universities in the U.S. and Europe, where he taught agriculture politics, agricultural history, and American national government. With a Ph.D. from Oregon State University studying interest group activism, and post-doctoral research at the University of Florida researching theories of public relations as they relate to activist communications and urban-rural conflict, Dr. Jamison's expertise combines public relations, political science, and political communication.
Wes is currently nearing completion of a second Ph.D. in public relations from the University of Florida. Before coming to PBA, Wes most recently taught graduate classes in public relations at the University of Florida. His research expertise involves political communication and public relations as it relates to food, agriculture, and science politics, as well as corporate communications. Regarding service, he has also served as a board member of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and as director of the Agricultural Stewardship Center.
Dr. Jamison is president of Cornerstone Public Relations L.L.C., and as part of his consulting business he currently conducts research in the U.S. and Europe on public relations, political communication (especially related to agricultural politics), as well as urban-rural issues. He also consults with companies in Europe, India and the U.S. on communications issues, and has also published extensively on agricultural politics. He is a native Floridian, has 4 children, and enjoys sailing and all outdoor activities.