School of Communications

Julie Lellis

Julie LellisAssociate Professor of Communications
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With branding, positioning, and PR crises constantly in the news, Julie Lellis researches how identity is constructed through strategic communications. Lellis is interested in how organizations communicate their core values, particularly companies supporting products or services in the health and healthcare industries. A registered yoga instructor, Lellis follows how yoga and other wellness or contemplative practices are positioned in the media. Lellis also has a background in nonprofit communication, disability advocacy and civil rights.


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.

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