Alan Freitag, Ph.D., (Ohio University, 1999) is a professor in the Communication Studies Department. He teaches and conducts research in public relations and has been with the Univeristy since August 1998. A Fulbright scholar, Freitag served in Poznan, Poland, for six months in 2012 and again for 10 months in 2015-16 as a distinguished chair. Freitag retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1995 as a lieutenant colonel after 22 1/2 years of service that included 10 years in Europe (including with NATO headquarters) and four years at the Pentagon. He is lead author of "Global Public Relations: Spanning Borders, Spanning Cultures," published by Routledge of London in 2009. His research has been published in Public Relations Journal, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Journal of Communication Management, Communication Research Reports, Public Relations Quarterly, Public Relations Tactics, Newspaper Research Journal, Airman, and Asia-Pacific Defense Forum. He has published several book chapters as well.