I am an Assistant Professor of Communications in the Turock School of Arts and Sciences at Keystone College. My research interests include digital and creative labor, political economies of cultural production, crisis communication, and public relations theory. I previously produced daily content for King’s College, Pennsylvania, for 14 years, including managing the main social media platforms, writing news releases, media relations, and writing profiles for the alumni magazine.
Education – Degrees & Certifications
- Ph.D. Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Expected May 2020 Dissertation: “Constructing the Ideal PR Employee: Ambiguity and Identity in the Digital Economy” Committee: Brian Creech, Bruce Hardy, Devon Powers, Patrick Murphy (chair)
- M.F.A. Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 2010
- B.A. English, King’s College, 2003
- Mass Communications
- Communication Research Skills
- Introduction to Public Relations
- Interpersonal Communication
- Speech Communication
- Special Topics in Creative Writing: Screenwriting
- Digital Media Production
Giomboni, J., & Pratt, C.B. (2018). A review of two crisis communication publications: Academic and practitioner perspectives. Journal of Communication, 68(3). E22–E34,
Doctoral Research: Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University
Spring 2017, Research advisor: Dr. Bruce Hardy
Theoretical study of experimental method, statistical analysis and R Studio. Developed survey with embedded experiment to analyze motivated reasoning of college interns.
Fall, 2016, Research advisor: Dr. Patrick Murphy
Theoretical investigation of ethnography, culture, and the public relations industry as a field site.
Fall, 2016, Research advisor: Dr. Cornelius Pratt
Theoretical analysis of crisis communication. Resulted in review essay published in the Journal of Communication, June 2018.
April 2017: Temple University Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA:
Individual Paper Presentation, (Digitally Inclined) Hands Around the PR Office: Industrial Constructions of Intern Labor.
Student Poster Panel, Public Relations Agencies as Field Site: A Methodological Approach.
April 2016: Temple University Graduate Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA: Public Relations, Interns and Hope: Empowering Young Laborers into the Social Factory.
King’s College Service-Learning Curriculum Development Award, 2013
Alpha Epsilon Lambda, 2007