Faculty Profile for Dr. Prisca Sibongile Ngondo

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Dr. Prisca Sibongile Ngondo
Assistant Professor — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
LAMP 209
phone: (512) 245-3278

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ngondo’s research interests are in strategic communication and international public relations. Her main focus is bridging the gap between strategic communication research and practice. Her research has been published in the Public Relations Journal, Public Relations Review and Journal of Media and Communication. Ngondo continues to participate in several national and international conferences such as AEJMC, NCA and IPRCC, where she has received top paper awards.

Ngondo earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University, a M.A. from The University of Oklahoma and a B.S. from the University of South Dakota.

Teaching Interests

Strategic Communication, Health Communication, Social Media

Research Interests

Public Relations, Digital Media, Health Communication

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bauer, J., & Ngondo, P. S. (2022). What Does It Meme? Exploring the Messages and Meanings Behind  Social Media Posts by Academic Mamas. Women’s Studies in Communication.
  • Ngondo, P. S., & Klyueva, A. (2020). Exploratory Study of Public Relations Roles in Zimbabwe. Public Relations Review.
  • Ngondo, P. S. (2019). An Exploratory Study: Digital and Social Media Use by Zimbabwean Public Relations Practitioners. Public Relations Journal.
  • Craig, C. M., Ngondo, P. S., Devlin, M. B., & Scharlach, J. M. (2019). Escaping the Routine: Unlocking Group Intervention. Communication Teacher, 34(1), 14–18.
  • Ngondo, P. S. (n.d.). The Reality of Our Dreams: Black Lives’ Fears. Rutgers.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Excellence Awards for Scholarly/Creative - College Achievement Award, College of Fine Arts and Communication. August 2020 - 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Aumni Association. August 2020 - 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence on Scholarly/Creative Activities, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. December 2019 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Professor Recognition, Non-Traditional Student Organization. April 27, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teachapalooza VI, The Poynter Institute. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Scharlach, Jennifer (Co-Principal), Ngondo, Prisca Sibongile (Co-Principal), Higgins Joyce, Vanessa (Co-Principal). COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Study, The Texas Association for Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: January 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer M (Principal), Ngondo, Prisca Sibongile (Co-Principal), Higgins Joyce, Vanessa D (Co-Principal). Health Research Accelerator award, Translational Health Research Center, Texas State University, $6000. (Funded: June 2021 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Ngondo, Prisca S (Principal). Bridging the Continental Divide: Exploring Public Relations Practices in a Developing Nation, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Social Media Director
August 2018-2019
Editorial Review Board Member
Communicare - Journal for Communication Studies in Southern Africa
March 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
The Broadcast Education Association
January 2022-Present
NCA Public Relations Division
November 2021-Present
Equity and Inclusion
September 2020-Present