Ganga S Dhanesh

Associate Professor and Associate Dean
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  • PhD, 2011, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • MBA, 1997, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

  • BA, 1994, University of Kerala, India

  • Corporate social responsibility and its communication, Strategic communication, Internal Communication, Digital communication management

  • Associate Dean, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (2021-now)

  • Assistant Dean of Research and Outreach, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (2019-2020)

  • Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (2017-2019)

  • Associate Professor, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (2018-now)

  • Assistant Professor, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (2016-2018)

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (2013-2016)

  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (2011-2013)

  • Instructor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (2011)

  • Graduate Student Tutor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore (2006-2010)

  • Founding member & consultant, Improve English Foundation, India (2005-2006)

  • Deputy manager-HR, Honeywell ED&S (formerly MK India), India (2001-2003)

  • Executive-HR; Senior executive-HR; Honeywell ED&S, India (1998-2001)

  • Management trainee – HR, Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd., India (1997)

  • University lead, UN Women Unstereotype Alliance UAE chapter X ZU alliance, 2021

  • Associate editor, Journal of Communication Management, 2017-now

  • Editorial advisory board member, Public Relations Journal, 2017-now

  • Special issue guest editor, Journal of Public Relations Research, 2019

  • External reviewer for PhD research proposal, Auckland University of Technology, 2019

  • Chair, competitive paper session at BledCom, 2019

  • Organized the first Institute for Public Relations (IPR) research symposium in the Middle East, 2018

  • Chair, competitive paper session at BledCom, 2017

  • Examiner for Master’s thesis, National University of Singapore, Lize Zhang, 2015-2016

  • Doctoral dissertation committee member for Ms. Dazzlyn Zapata, National University of Singapore, 2014-2015

  • Chair, Session 5, International PR 2011 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2011

  • Dhanesh, G. S., & Rahman, N. (2021). Visual communication and public relations: Visual frame building strategies in war and conflict stories. Public Relations Review, 47(1), 102003.

  • Khalil, A. & Dhanesh, G.S. (2020). Gender stereotypes in television advertising in the Middle East: Time for marketers and advertisers to step up. Business Horizons, 63 (5), 671-679.

  • Dhanesh, G.S. (2020). Who cares about organizational purpose and corporate social responsibility (CSR), and how can organizations adapt? A hypermodern perspective. Business Horizons, 63(4), 585-594.

  • Dhanesh, G.S., & Duthler, G. (2019). Public relations in the Middle East: An editorial introduction. Journal of Public Relations Research, 31(3-4), 71-83.

  • Dhanesh, G.S., & Duthler, G. (2019). Relationship management through social media influencers: Effects of followers’ awareness of paid endorsement. Public Relations Review, 45(3), 101765.

  • Krishna, A., Kim, S., & Dhanesh, G.S. (2019). Economics or ethics? Exploring the role of CSR expectations in explaining consumers’ perceptions, motivations, and active communication behaviors about corporate misconduct. Public Relations Review, 45(1), 76-87.

  • Dhanesh, G.S. & Nekmat, E. (2019). Facts over stories for involved publics: Framing effects in CSR messaging and the roles of issue involvement, message elaboration, affect, and skepticism. Management Communication Quarterly, 33(1), 7-38.

  • Duthler, G. & Dhanesh, G.S. (2018). The role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its internal communication in predicting employee engagement: Perspectives from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Public Relations Review, 44(4), 453-462.

  • Dhanesh, G.S. & Sriramesh, K. (2018). Culture and crisis communication: Nestle India’s Maggi crisis. Journal of International Management, 24(3), 204-214. [Among most read articles, Dec 2018]

  • Dhanesh, G.S. (2017). Putting engagement in its PRoper place: State of the field, definition and model of Engagement in Public Relations. Public Relations Review, 43(5), 925-933. [Among top 10 articles with most social media attention in 2017/2018; Among most cited articles since 2017; June 2020]

  • Invited to be a panelist on Mind the PR Gap: Corporate purpose in a post-pandemic world, organized by the PR Academy, London, UK, July 14, 2021

  • Invited to write a thought piece on corporate environmental responsibility for Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s CSR e-magazine, CSR AlYoum, May 2021

  • Invited to speak at UN Women Unstereotype Alliance Global Summit, May 2021

  • Keynote speaker on corporate social responsibility and hypermodernity at the weekly webinar series of the IEEE Kerala chapter in Mar 2021.

  • Four articles in most cited lists in the respective journals -- Journal of International Management Dhanesh & Sriramesh, 2018; Management Communication Quarterly Dhanesh & Nekmat, 2018; Public Relations Review Dhanesh & Duthler 2019; Public Relations Review Duthler & Dhanesh, 2018, Jan 2021

  • Keynote speaker at the 2nd From Traditional to Digital International Media Research Symposium, Faculty of Communication, Ege University, Turkey, Dec 2020

  • Invited as a panelist at a European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) webinar, organized by Macromedia University, Germany, where panelists from four countries shared their perspectives on changes in international corporate and organizational communication after Covid-19, Nov 2020

  • Invited as a panelist at a webinar organized by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education - MAHE Dubai titled, “Storytelling in the New Age: Embracing Best Practices in Higher Education in Media” in Oct 2020

  • Zayed University Outstanding Faculty Award for Research, Aug 2020

  • Invited panel speaker at In2 Innovation Summit, Holmes Report, 2018.

  • Invited panel speaker at Dubai Lynx, 2018

  • Invited panel speaker at Middle East Brand Summit, 2018)

  • Among the top 3 most productive scholars on CSR within public relations scholarship (Lee, 2017)

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2017, Journal of Communication Management

  • Outstanding Paper award 2013, Journal of Communication Management

  • Bob Heath Top Paper award, PR Division, International Communication Association, 2012

  • Faculty Top Paper award, PR Division, International Communication Association, 2012

  • Best Teacher, Department of Communications and New Media, NUS, 2012

  • SPC 512 Strategic Public Relations

  • SPC 514 Internal communication

  • COM 513 Social responsibility and ethics

  • COM 551 Advanced research seminar I

  • COM 552 Advanced research seminar II