Faculty Profile for Dr. Emily Ann Ehmer

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Dr. Emily Ann Ehmer
Assistant Professor — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 102
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Emily A. Ehmer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She earned a bachelor’s degree in arts administration at Butler University, a master’s degree at Ball State University with a major in public relations and minor in journalism, and a doctorate in mass communication at Indiana University.

Ehmer’s media experience includes serving as a reporter and editor for Topics Newspapers and as a public relations and development director for a variety of nonprofit organizations in Indiana. She owned a marketing/communication company serving business clients, arts organizations and performing artists.

Teaching Interests

Writing for Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Nonprofit Organizations and Strategic Communication, PR Case Studies

Research Interests

Strategic Communication, Communication and Culture, Journalism, Refugees, Burma/Myanmar.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ehmer, E. A. (n.d.). The Heroes and the Helpless: Conflicting Media Images of Refugees from Burma. Visual Communication Quarterly, 24(3), 149–161. https://doi.org/10.1080/15551393.2017.1343150
  • Ehmer, E. A. (2016). Learning to Stand on Their Own: Contradictory Media Representations of Burmese Refugees by Nonprofit Organizations. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 34(1), 29–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2016.1258716
  • Ehmer, E. A., & Kothari, A. (2016). Coverage of Burmese Refugees in Indiana News Media: An Analysis of Textual and Visual Frames. Journalism Theory, Practice & Criticism, 1–18. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884916671896
  • Sobre, M., Kane, S., & Ehmer, E. A. (n.d.). The Double-Edged Sword of Empathy: An Ethnography on Migrant Serving Organizations in South Texas.
  • Ehmer, E. A. (n.d.). Return Home or Remain Stranded: Myanmar Refugees Caught in the Middle of Travel Ban.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Doctoral-Grant-In-Aid, Indiana University School of Journalism. April 1, 2013 - December 1, 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Volunteer Recognition Award, Burmese American Community Institute. May 30, 2012 - July 31, 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Bennett Scholarship, Ball State University Department of Journalism. August 1, 2006 - May 1, 2007

Selected Grants

  • Sobre, Miriam (Principal), Ehmer, Emily A (Co-Principal). Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 3, 2016, Funded: January 2017 - May 2018). Grant.
  • Sobre, Miriam (Principal), Ehmer, Emily (Co-Principal). Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: November 11, 2016, Funded: December 8, 2016 - May 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

SJMC Graduate Program Committee
Bob Cat Day
November 18, 2017
Panel Chair and Moderator
Ninth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students, Texas State University
November 8, 2017
Bobcat Day, Texas State University
November 19, 2016
Panel Chair and Moderator
Eighth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students, Texas State University
November 16, 2016