College of Media & Communications, Department of Public Relations
Dr. Sherice Gearhart (Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2013; Assistant Professor of Public
Relations) teaches principles of public relations, applied public relations research,
and public opinion.
Dr. Gearhart's research interests include the examination of mediated messages and media effects, especially in regard to civic engagement and political participation. Specifically, her work aims to understand how opinion formation and expression are influenced in a dynamic media environment. Other areas of interest include social media, news presentation, public opinion, and media framing.