Building a Nation's Image on the World Wide Web: A Study of the Head of State Web Sites of Developing Countries

by T. Kenn Gaither

About T. Kenn Gaither

T. Kenn Gaither is Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Elon University School of Communications, where he teaches courses in international public relations, public relations, and mass communication. He has sailed on seven Semester at Sea voyages and served as executive dean on the spring 2008 voyage.

He has written or co-authored articles in several public relations journals, including the Journal of Public Relations Research, and presented more than 15 papers at national and international conferences. He authored or co-authored two books and one book chapter in 2007, including International Public Relations: Negotiating Culture, Identity, and Power (Sage). Dr. Gaither also holds almost a decade of professional public relations experience, and was part of a public relations team that won a Hyundai MicroElectronics of America Excellence in Service Award for public relations work associated with its $4.5 billion merger with LG Semicon.

Dr. Gaither is fluent in Portuguese, and has lived in Brazil, Ghana, and China. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Park Doctoral Fellow and outstanding graduating Ph.D. student in his class. He has an M.F.A. in literary journalism and B.A. in English Writing/Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.


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