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Whitney S. Lehmann, Ph.D.

Whitney Lehmann
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Writing and Communication
(954) 262-3059
Office: Mailman-Hollywood 154


  • Ph.D. University of Miami
  • M.A. University of Miami
  • B.S. University of Florida

Professional Interests

Whitney S. Lehmann, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of communication in the Department of Writing and Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), where she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including public relations writing, principles of public relations, public relations campaigns, and social media theory and practice. Her research explores public relations and social media efforts within a higher education context with a focus on the college choice process.

Lehmann also serves as the department's communications manager and is responsible for managing the department's website (, social media (@NSUDWC) and various marketing efforts pertaining to the B.A. in Communication and M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media programs.

Lehmann's industry experience includes serving as a public relations manager for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida; social media manager for Miami International Airport; Web writer and communications coordinator for Barry University; and reporter for The Miami Herald. She holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Miami, a master's degree in print journalism from the University of Miami, and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Public relations
  • Social media
  • Higher education

Courses Taught

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