Home / People / Dr. Lisa Luedeman Dr. Lisa Luedeman Professor of Communications Studies Educational History B.A., Winthrop University, 1990 cum laudeM.A. University of South Carolina, 1994 (Received the competitive Excellence in Student Research Award for Master’s Thesis)Ph.D., School of Journalism/Mass Communications, University of SC (May 2011) Background Luedeman has over 25 years of professional and academic communications experience—including a five-year stint as director of university communications at USC Upstate during the mid to late 1990s and the management of her own communications firm, LL Communications. Her research interests include ethics in public relations, public relations theory, communitarianism and its role in community journalism as well as media effects and the changing landscape of news delivery. Courses she has taught and/or developed include: Public Relations Writing (Developed)Public Relations Portfolio (Developed)Mass Media and SocietyMass Media Law and EthicsCommunication TheorySpeech for Radio and TelevisionSurvey of Mass CommunicationsWriting for the MediaOrganizational CommunicationSales StrategiesFundamentals of SupervisionPublic SpeakingPublic Relations Principles (Developed)Communications Research Methods (Developed)Newsletter Writing PracticumInvestigative Reporting and Ethics (Developed)The Kennedys’ Use of the Media and Public Relations (Developed)Introduction to ManagementIntroduction to MarketingMedia Management (Developed)Women in the Media (Developed) Luedeman has won numerous awards for her public relations and writing efforts, is involved in professional and personal community activities, is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and has presented her research at regional and national conferences. She and husband Eric have two sons, Daniel and Nicolas.