Gaelle Duthler, Acting Dean, Office of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor

Gaelle Picherit-Duthler, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, serves currently as the Acting Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies but is an Associate Professor of the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. Prior to this, she served as the Graduate Program Director for the M.A. in Communications. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses within her interests, such as public relations, strategic communication, research methods, internal communication and CSR.

Duthler has written and presented several papers on issues of public relations, CSR and sustainability, organizational diversity, virtual teams, and organizational culture at regional, and international conventions. Her works appear in Journal of Middle East Media, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, and Public Relations Journal. Currently, she is a reviewer for the Journal of Communication Management.

Duthler has consulted with several national, and international organizations designing surveys, conducting communication audits, and advising on organizational culture diversity, teams, and benefits communications. She serves on the board of the GlobCom Institute and is an active member of the Middle East Public Relations Association. Dr. Duthler is also a teaching staff for the MA in Strategic Management in Global Communication at Blanquerna Universitat Ramon Lull, in Barcelona, Spain. A former faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Kentucky.