Dr. Pompper specializes in social identity intersectionalities: 1) in organizations, and 2) in mass media representations. Her research interests also include public relations theory and pedagogy, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social capital and diversity, femininity and masculinity studies, critical race studies, cultural studies, global justice and resistance, crisis communication, and environmental risk and journalism.
She joined the M&C and STRC faculties in August 2007 after teaching in Florida for eight years as an associate professor at Florida State University (2001-2007) and as an assistant professor at Florida A&M University, a historically Black college/university (HBCU) (1999-2001). Earlier, she held a full-time academic post at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA (1996-1999) where she developed and taught an accelerated Bachelor’s degree program in Professional Communication for adult learners. Before joining the academy, Dr. Pompper worked as public affairs manager at Campbell’s Soup Company (1993-1995), marketing public relations manager at Tasty Baking Company where she created the public relations department (1987-1995), and account manager at Lewis, Gilman & Kynett (1984-1987), Philadelphia’s largest public relations/advertising firm at the time. She also worked as freelance reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer (1985-1987) and Courier-Post (1981-1983), as well as news editor at a South Jersey weekly newspaper chain (1983-1984).
Dr. Pompper’s book, Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations, won the 2014 Top Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). In 2010, Dr. Pompper was named an Arthur W. Page Scholar. She has written two scholarly books and has co-authored one edited scholarly book, and authored or co-authored 29 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, 15 encyclopedia entries and 64 conference papers. In recent years she has won seven top conference papers, in addition to the PRIDE Award from the National Communication Association’s Public Relations Division in 2005 and again in 2012 for “best published article in its innovation, development and educational achievement in public relations scholarship.”
In 2012, Dr. Pompper’s work earned the Temple University School of Communications & Theater Research Award.
|PhD||Mass Media & Communication||Temple University|
|MMC 9700||Advanced Topics: Social Identity and ‘Difference’ in Mediated Representations and Organizations||Graduate|
|STRC 9020||Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication Management||Graduate|
|STRC 9006||Using Theory in Communication Strategy||Graduate|
|MMC 9001||Communication Theory||Graduate|
|STRC 8101||Research Methods||Graduate|
|STRC 4859||Public Relations Management and Problems||Undergraduate|
|STRC 4440||Special Topics: Reaching Diverse Audiences||Undergraduate|
|STRC 2552||Introduction to Public Relations||Undergraduate|
|STRC 2551||Media Information & Gathering||Undergraduate|
Pompper, D. (2017). Rhetoric of femininity: Female body image, media, and gender role stress/conflict. Lexington Studies in Contemporary Rhetoric series. Washington, D.C.: Lexington Books (division of Roman & Littlefield).
Pompper, D. (2015). Corporate social responsibility, sustainability and public relations: Negotiating multiple and complex challenges. New Directions in Public Relations and Communication Research series. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Pompper, D. (2014). Practical and theoretical implications of successfully doing difference in organizations. International Perspectives in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion series. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Opel, A., & Pompper, D. (Eds.) (2003). Representing resistance: Media, civil disobedience & the global justice movement. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Journal Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Pompper, D., & Crandall, K. (2014). The erotic-chaste dialectic and the new southern belle code at the high school prom: Feminine gender role stress across ethnic and socio-economic factors. The Journal of Popular Culture, 47(5), 937-951.
Pompper, D. (2014). The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Impact, processes and roles for strategic communication. Special issue, “Financial Strategic Communication.” International Journal of Strategic Communication, 8(3), 130-145.
Jung, T., & Pompper, D. (2014). Assessing instrumentality of mission statements and social-financial performance links: Corporate social responsibility as context. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 8(2), 79-99.
Pompper, D. (2014). Female Tunisian revolutionaries, leadership, and social (dis)order in global news production. Mass Communication & Society, 17(4), 1-22.
Pompper, D., & Jung, T. (2013). Outnumbered yet still on top, but for how long? Theorizing about male public relations practitioners working in the feminized field of public relations. Public Relations Review, 39, 497-506.
Liu, B., & Pompper, D. (2012). The ‘crisis with no name’: Defining the interplay of culture, ethnicity, and ‘race’ on organizational issues and media outcomes. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40(2), 127-146.
Pompper, D. (2012). On social capital and diversity in a feminized industry: Further developing a theory of internal public relations. Journal of Public Relations Research, 24(1), 86-103.
Pompper, D. (2011). ‘Cheap labor’ speaks: PR adjuncts on pedagogy and preparing Millennials for careers. Special issue “Public Relations Pedagogy,” Public Relations Review, 37(5), 456-465.
Pompper, D. (2011). Fifty years later: Mid-career women of color against the glass ceiling in communication organizations. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 24(4), 464-486.
Spangler, I., & Pompper, D. (2011). Corporate social responsibility and the oil industry: Theory and perspective fuel a longitudinal view.” Public Relations Review, 37(3), 217-225.
Pompper, D. (2010). Masculinities, the metrosexual, and media images: Across dimensions of age and ethnicity. Special issue, “Fiction, Fashion, and Function: Gendered Experiences of Women’s and Men’s Body Image,” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 63(9), 682-606.
Pompper, D. (2010). Researcher-researched difference: Adapting an autoethnographic approach for addressing the racial matching issue. Journal of Research Practice, 6(1), http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/187/181
Pompper, D., Lee, S., & Lerner, S. (2009). Gauging outcomes of 1960s social equality movements: Nearly four decades of gender & ethnicity on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. The Journal of Popular Culture, 42(2), 273-290.
Pompper, D., & Choo, Y-F. (2008). Advertising in the age of TiVo: Targeting teens and young adults with film, television product placements. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 16(1), 49-69.
Pompper, D., Soto, J., & Piel, L. (2007). Male body image and magazine standards: Considering dimensions of age and ethnicity. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(3), 525-545.
Pompper, D., & Higgins, L. (2007). Corporation bashing in documentary film: A case study of news coverage & organizational response. Public Relations Review, 33(4), 429-432.
Pompper, D. (2007). The gender-ethnicity construct in public relations organizations: Using feminist standpoint theory to discover Latinas’ realities. The Howard Journal of Communications, 18(4), 291-311.
McClung, S., Pompper, D., & Kinnally, W. (2007). The functions of radio for teens: Where radio fits among youth media choices. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 15(2), 103-119.
Pompper, D. (2006). Evaluating mission statements for a relationship building approach to public relations in higher education. Public Relations Quarterly, 51(2), 29-36.
Pompper, D., & Adams, J. (2006). Under the microscope: Gender & mentor-protégé relationships in public relations. Public Relations Review, 32(3), 309-315.
Laborde, J., & Pompper, D. (2006). Public relations program evaluation & encroachment effect in the for-profit sector. Public Relations Review, 32(1), 77-79.
Pompper, D. (2005). Multiculturalism in the public relations curriculum: Female African-American practitioners’ perceptions of effects. The Howard Journal of Communications, 16(4), 295-316.
Pompper, D. (2005). “Difference” in public relations research: A case for introducing Critical Race Theory.Journal of Public Relations Research, 17(2), 139-169.
Hardin, M., & Pompper, D. (2004). Writing in the public relations curriculum: Practitioner perceptions versus pedagogy. Public Relations Review, 30(3), 357-364.
Pompper, D. (2004). Linking ethnic diversity & two-way symmetry: Modeling female African-American practitioners’ roles. Journal of Public Relations Research, 16(3), 269-299.
Pompper, D. (2004). At the 20th century’s close: Framing the public policy issue of environmental risk.The Environmental Communication Yearbook, 1, 99-134. [publication as annual ceased; now published quarterly as Environmental Communication]
Pompper, D., & Koenig, J. (2004). Cross-cultural-generational perceptions of ideal body image: Hispanic women & magazine standards. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(1), 89-107.
Arpan, L., & Pompper, D. (2003). Stormy weather: Testing “Stealing Thunder” as a crisis communication strategy to improve communication flow between organizations & journalists. Public Relations Review, 29(3), 291-308.
Pompper, D., & Feeney, B. F. (2002). Traditional narratives resurrected: The Gulf War on LIFE magazine covers. Journal of Magazine & New Media Research, 4(2),http://aejmcmagazine.bsu.edu/journal/archive/Fall_2002/Pompper.htm
Pompper, D. (1993). The empress of publishing: The other Frank Leslie. Media History Digest, 13(1), 2-10.
Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)
Pompper, D. (2016). Management with glass borders: Women and expatriate experience barriers. In J. P. Fyke, J. Faris, & P. M. Buzzanell (Eds.), Cases in organizational and managerial communication: Stretching boundaries. London: Routledge.
Pompper, D. (2014). Interrogating inequalities perpetuated in a feminized field: Using Critical Race Theory and the intersectionality lens to render visible that which should not be disaggregated. In C. Damon and K. Demetrious (Eds.), Gender and public relations: Critical perspectives on voice, image, and identity (pp. 67-86). Routledge New Directions in Public Relations and Communication Research series.
Pompper, D. (2013). Volunteerism and corporate social responsibility: Ethical implications and measurement. In L. Lewis, L. Gossett and M. Kramer (Eds.), Communication and the volunteer experience: Exploring the organizational dynamics of volunteering in multiple contexts (pp. 265-287). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
Pompper, D. (2013). Diversity matters: Harnessing the power of diversity for your organization. In J. Wrench (Ed.), Workplace communication for the 21st century: Tools and strategies that impact the bottom line (pp. 131-155), 2-vol. set. Westport, CT: Praeger Publications.
Pompper, D., & Crider, D. (2012). New media and symmetry-conservation duality: As viewed through the legal / public relations counselor relationship lens. In S. G. Duhe (Ed.), New media and public relations, 2nd ed. (pp. 31-39). New York: Peter Lang.
Pompper, D. (2012). Planning to succeed: Role models of women working in mediated message industries. In R. A. Lind (Ed.), Race/gender/media: Considering diversity across audiences, content, and producers, 3rd ed. (pp. 328-334). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Pompper, D. (2009). Using feminist standpoint theory to discover Latinas’ realities in public relations organizations. In R. A. Lind (Ed.), Race/gender/media: Considering diversity across audiences, content, and producers, 2nd ed. (pp. 310-317). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. [reprint of 2007 Howard Journal of Communications article]
Pompper, D. (2003). Probing symbiotic relationships: Celebrities, mass media & global justice. In A. Opel and D. Pompper (Eds.), Representing resistance: Media, civil disobedience & the global justice movement (pp. 149-169). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Pompper, D. (2003). “The West Wing:” White House narratives that journalism cannot tell. In P. Rollins and J. E. O’Connor (Eds.), The West Wing: The American presidency as television drama (pp. 17-31). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
Pompper, D. (2002). Blurring of place & space: Representations of patriotism in an “All-America City.” In B. Greenberg (Ed.), Communication and terrorism: Public and media responses to 9/11 (pp. 153-162). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Pompper, D. (2002). From Loch Ness monsters to global warming: Framing environmental risk in a supermarket tabloid. In M. Meister and P. Japp (Eds.), Enviropop: Studies in rhetoric and popular culture(pp. 111-140). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Pompper, D. (1996). Broadcast in the Caribbean and Latin America. In A. Wells (Ed.), World broadcasting: A comparative view (pp. 185-205). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Company.
Encyclopedia Entries (Select)
Pompper, D. (2008). Gender and media organizations. In The international encyclopedia of communication, (Vol. 5, pp. 1940-1945). Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Perceptions of “femininity” among Millennial women and their mothers, aunts
Comparisons of Chinese and U.S. news media coverage of “Consumer Day” through a CSR/Sustainability lens
China’s SMEs as torch bearers for the CSR/Sustainability movement
Exploring the liability-to-asset tipping point: Parenthood and communication managers against the organizational glass ceiling
Miscellaneous Tables and Information
Principle Investigator — Temple University Research Award: “Employee Volunteerism through Lenses of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line,” $7,000, Summer 2012.
Principle Investigator — “A Study of Legal and Public Relations Counselors’ Joint Ethical Decision-Making Processes and Outcomes,” Arthur W. Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant, Penn State University, $8,000, Fall 2010.