Julie Lellis

Associate Professor of Communications
Long 208D
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
jlellis@elon.edu (336) 278-5747

Education

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007. 

M.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001.

B.A. in Sociology, University of Richmond, May 1999.

Employment History

Assistant Professor of Communications, Elon University, School of Communications, 2010-present. 

Assistant Professor, Emerson College, Department of Marketing Communication, 2007-2010.

Project Director, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2001-2004. 

Publications

Lellis, J. C. (2014). Dreaming of a black Christmas and “what is best” for Durham: Strategic advocacy during the selective buying campaign. In N. Clark (Ed.), African Americans in the History of Mass Communication: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing.

Lellis, J. C. (2014). Organizational identity in nonprofit communication about disability. In R. Hart (Ed.), Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere. IGI Global, 358-390.

Clark, N., Lellis, J. C., Padgett, G. E. (2013). Communitarian ethics and achieving diversity in mediated communications: A panel discussion. The International Journal of Organizational Diversity 12(1), 61-71.

Lellis, J. C. (2012). Cause identity: A measurement of disability organizations’ communicated values. Public Relations Review 38, 508-510.  

Lellis, J. C. (2011). Silence on the stomping grounds: A case study of public communication about disability in the 1990s. Disability & Society 26(7), 809-823.

Brice, J. H., Evenson, K. R., Lellis, J. C., Rosamond, W. D., Aytur, S. A., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2008). Emergency Medical Services education, community outreach, and protocols for stroke and chest pain in North Carolina. Prehospital Emergency Care 12(3), 366-371.

Lellis, J. C. (2008, March). Local news coverage of disability: Current themes and the role of nonprofit organizations as sources. 11th International Public Relations Research Conference Proceedings: Research that Matters to the Practice, 437-455, Available at http://www.institute forpr.org/files/uploads/IPRRC_11_Proceedings.pdf.

Lellis, J. C., Brice, J. H., Evenson, K. R., Rosamond, W. D., Kingdon, D., & Morris, D. L. (2007). Launching online education for 911 telecommunicators and EMS personnel: Experiences from the North Carolina Rapid Response to Stroke project. Prehospital Emergency Care 11(3), 298-306.

Evenson, K. R., Brice, J. H., Rosamond, W. D., Lellis, J. C., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2007). Statewide survey of 911 communication centers on acute stroke and myocardial infarction. Prehospital Emergency Care 11(2), 186-191.

Lellis, J. C. (2006, March). A complex normality: A case study of the group process in a nonprofit public relations committee. 9th International Public Relations Research Conference Proceedings: Changing Roles and Functions in Public Relations, 310-321, Available at http://ipr.wieck.com/files/uploads/9th_IPRRC_Proceedings.pdf.

Brice J. H., Lellis, J. C., Evenson, K. R., Rosamond, W. D., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2005). EMS education, protocols, and community outreach for stroke [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care, 9(1), 140-141.

Evenson, K. R., Lellis, J. C., Brice, J. H., Rosamond, W. D., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2003). Dispatch services for acute stroke and myocardial infarction: The North Carolina Rapid Response to Stroke project [Abstract]. Stroke, 33, 285-286.

Presentations

Lellis, J. C. (2013, November). Om a Little Louder: Integrating Yoga into Communications Inquiry. Abstract presented at the fifth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference, “Integrity of Practice: A Contemplative Vision for Higher Education, Amherst, Mass.

Motley, P., Sturgill, A. & Lellis, J. (2013, November). Community culture: Community partners speak about working with students with backgrounds different from their own. Abstract presented at International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference, Omaha, NE.

Miller, B. & Lellis, J. C. (2013, August). Who should do the talking? Marketplace advocacy messages by corporations or industry trade groups. Paper presented in the Advertising Division of the annual meeting for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Nelson, T. A., Lackaff, D., Lellis, J. C., Saltz, S. (2013, April). The role of liberal arts in social media pedagogy. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Lellis, J. C. (2013, February). Creating and applying a custom dictionary to measure organizational identity in nonprofit marketing and public relations research. Panel member: Rhetorics of Cultural Identity. Paper presented at the DICTION Studies conference, Austin, TX.

Clark, N., Lellis, J. C., Padgett, G. E. (2012, June). Communitarian ethics and achieving diversity in mediated communications. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Diversity, Vancouver, Canada.

Lellis, J. C. (2009, August). Voiced values: Communicating a local organizational identity for disability. Paper presented in the Mass Communication and Society Division of the annual meeting for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

Lellis, J. C. (2008, March). Local news coverage of disability: Current themes and the role of nonprofit organizations as sources. Paper presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Lellis, J. C. (2006, August). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's silent campaign: Public communication regarding disability issues in the early 1990s. Paper presented and recipient of the “John S. Clogston Memorial Award for Top Student Paper” in the Media & Disability Interest Group at the annual meeting for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Lellis, J. C. (2006, April). Sustaining the issue: How issues management helps nonprofit organizations communicate about disability and chronic illness. Paper presented at the 2006 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Lellis, J. C. (2006, March). A complex normality: A case study of the group process in a nonprofit public relations committee. Paper presented at the annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Lellis, J. C. (2005, August). Christina’s doin’ it…so should I? The nature of celebrity health advocacy and advice in media. Paper presented in the Public Relations Division of the annual meeting for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX.

Lellis, J. C. (2005, March). Tough enough? Trends in FTC regulation of deceptive weight-loss advertising. Paper presented and recipient of “Top Student Paper” award in the Law Division of the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, Athens, GA.

Brice J. H., Lellis, J. C., Evenson, K. R., Rosamond, W. D., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2005, January). EMS education, protocols, and community outreach for stroke. Abstract presented at annual meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians, Naples, FL.

Evenson, K. R., Lellis, J. C., Brice, J. H., Rosamond, W. D., Christian, J. B., & Morris, D. L. (2003, February). Dispatch services for acute stroke and myocardial infarction: The North Carolina Rapid Response to Stroke project. Abstract presented at the annual American Heart Association International Stroke Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

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