Joe Stabb, Ph.D., APR, ACUE is an assistant professor of practice in the Tombras School of Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches courses in public relations and data analytics. Stabb has worked with clients/companies in a variety of industries to utilize their traditional and digital resources to meet and exceed their revenue goals. He has experience in marketing communications, public relations, fundraising, business management, and leadership development.
Joe is a graduate from Utica University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, a Master’s of Science degree from Keuka College in Management, and has a Doctoral degree in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University. Stabb also holds an advanced certificate in international trade and commerce (TE) from the World Trade Center Association, accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and an advanced certificate in effective college teaching (ACUE) from the Association of College and University Educators.
Joe also believes in giving back to the community. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Tigris Shrine Center, Shriners International, and the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus. He is also an active member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the Rotary Club of Knoxville.
In his free time, Joe Stabb stays active with family and friends, enjoys camping and traveling, attending the theater or opera, and cooking at home or eating at local diners.
- PhD, Leadership & Policy, Niagara University, 2018
- MS, Management, Keuka College, 2011
- BS, Public Relations, Utica University, 2007
- Evaluation of external communication in higher education
- Effectiveness of public relations and fundraising efforts in nonprofits
- Social media strategy and implementation best practices