Don W. Stacks, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Public Relations Program in the School of Communication at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Stacks has written more than 200 scholarly articles, chapters, and papers. His awards include the “Pathfinder Award;” the University of Miami’s “Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Theory”; the Public Relations Society of America named him “Outstanding Educator” and the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioural Science Prize; “Outstanding Professor” by University of Miami students. He also holds the 2014 Dorothy Bowles Public Service Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Stacks was elected as a Eastern Communication Association “Distinguished Research Fellow” and “Distinguished Teaching Fellow” and was inducted into the Institute for Public Relations first “Research Fellows” class.