Dr. Kurt Wise, APR, is a professor of public relations in the Department of Communication at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Wise has taught public relations at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He earned is Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wise has published in journals such as the Journal of Public Relations Research and Public Relations Review. Before coming to academe, Dr. Wise held public relations management positions in the natural resources, political, gaming, and medial device manufacturing fields.