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Faculty and Staff Profile

Lori Pindar

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: 408 Strode
Phone: 864.656.1567
Fax: 864.656.0599

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Educational Leadership
Clemson University 2014

M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Georgia 2011

B.A. Communication Studies
Clemson University 2009

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication (COMM 1800)
Communication Design (COMM 3220)
Principles of Public Relations (COMM 3550)
Intercultural Communication (COMM 4800)
Introduction to Leadership Theories & Concepts (HEHD 4000/6000)


Dr. Lori M. Pindar (Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Clemson University) coordinates registration and advising for the department. Her scholarly interests include university branding and prestige, tokenism, tempered radicals, gifted students in higher education and health communication. Her research has encompassed a range of topics addressing issues related to authentic messages in institutional branding in relational, institutional, and societal contexts, the college experience of gifted and minority student groups, including student-athletes, and the treatment of health and disease in higher education. Her work has been presented nationally and appeared in the Handbook of Religion and Health Communication. Lori is also jointly appointed in the Department of Graphic Communications and serves as Assistant Director of the Erwin Center for Brand Communications in the College of Business. Lori advises the Communication Ambassadors. She is actively involved in university life as an instructor and advisor. Within the private sector, she also is a pageant coach and communication consultant for non-profit organizations.