The School of Communication and Media
Applied Digital Media (UG)
Full Name: Wes Jamison
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