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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Danielle LaGree

Assistant Professor
Office: Kedzie 219A | 532-6890 | danilagree@ksu.edu | linkedin.com/in/danilagree

Dr. LaGreeDr. Danielle LaGree joined the A.Q. Miller School fall of 2017. She teaches principles of PR, strategic communication research methods and advanced strategic communication writing, among other courses, in the strategic communication sequence. One of her favorite aspects of her job is advising the K-State chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Her research interests include understanding the professional identity development of early-career women in PR, strategic communication leadership, and career understanding/professionalization of the PR field. 

Dani received her Ph.D. from the Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication. She has a strong and diverse professional background in public relations in the Greater Kansas City area. She managed digital communications and online content strategy for a national, direct-selling fashion brand. She also coordinated business development initiatives for PR and advertising agencies. Her time on the board of the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) allowed her to build strong relationships with industry professionals.

A Missouri native, Dani is grateful to continue her Midwest residency in Manhattan with her husband, Matt, and their son, Lewis (and their dogs, Ruby and Lakota).


LaGree, D. (2020). Synthesizing primary and secondary research to drive strategy: A final project for a strategic communication research course. Journal of Public Relations Education, 6(2), 142-149.

Hansen-Horn, T., & LaGree, D. (2020). Public relations self-reflection: What “do” we call ourselves? What “should” we call ourselves? Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines, 7(2), 145-164.

LaGree, D., Tefertiller, A., & Olsen, K. (2020). Preparing mass communications students for an evolving industry: The influence of emotional intelligence and extracurricular involvement on career adaptability. Journalism & Mass Communication Educatorhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1077695820924303

LaGree, D., Wilbur, D., & Cameron, G. T. (2019). A strategic approach to sports crisis management, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 20(3), 407-429. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-05-2018-0045

Wilbur, D., and Myers*, D. (2016). The NFL and its concussion crisis: Adapting the contingency theory to examine shifts in publics’ stances, Journal of US-China Public Administration, 13(3), 181-188. 
Myers*, D. (2014). #teamUCM Case Study. In Hansen-Horn, T. L. & Horn, A. E. Strategic planning for public relations: Beginning the journey. (203-213). New York, NY: Peter Lang. 
*maiden name