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Robert L. Heath, Ph. D.

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Robert L. Heath, Ph. D., Professor-Emeritus

Dr. Heath is an internationally renowned scholar on public relations, crisis communication, issues management, risk communication, and business-to-business communication. Perhaps the most prolific author of academic publications in public relations, he has published numerous journal articles (100+) and many award-winning books, including The SAGE Handbook of Public Relations (2010), Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication (2009), Strategic Issues Management (2nd ed., 2009), Rhetorical and Critical Approaches to Public Relations II (2009), and Terrorism: Communication and Rhetorical Perspectives (2008). He is the editor of Encyclopedia of Public Relations (2nd ed., 2013).