Chair of Communication Studies, Associate Professor, and Director of Public Relations
Sandra Duhé, Ph.D., APR, is chair of Communication Studies and leads the division's public relations degree program. Prior to her appointment at SMU, Dr. Duhé served as head of the public relations program and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
She began her corporate career as a financial analyst for Conoco, and then went on to serve as a public affairs manager for Conoco, Mobil, and ExxonMobil with extensive experience in media relations, community outreach, brand management, and crisis response. Dr. Duhé earned her interdisciplinary education while working full-time in the oil industry.
Her research has been published in venues including Public Relations Review and Public Relations Journal, and the second edition of her edited text, New Media and Public Relations, was published by Peter Lang in 2012.
Ph.D., University of Texas-Dallas/Political Economy
M.S., University of Texas-Dallas/ Applied Economics
M.S., University of Louisiana-Lafayette/ Public Relations
B.S., Louisiana State University/Corporate Finance