Dr. Shana Meganck
Assistant Professor, Public Relations
B.A., Mary Baldwin College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: Temple 1110
Dr. Shana Meganck recently joined Virginia Commonwealth University as an Assistant Professor at the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, teaching public relations classes. Her main research interests focus on intersections of health communication, new media and public relations. Her dissertation research ,in particular, focused on the source use by health bloggers and the gender effects in the source selection. Shana’s research has been presented at a number of conferences, including AEJMC, NCA and IPRRC, and has been published in Social Media and Strategic Communication and First Monday. Shana has a background in public relations and advertising, with nearly a decade of experience working at Richmond-based agencies with a variety of local and national clients. Shana received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Media, Art and Text program, her M.A. from the University of Georgia in Journalism and her B.A. from Mary Baldwin College in Mass Communication.