College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Nell Huang Horowitz

Nell Huang HorowitzOffice: Building 1-323
Phone: 909-869-3527
Email: nhorowitz@cpp.edu

Nell C. Huang Horowitz (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Assistant Professor of Communication. She teaches in the Public Relations and Organizational Communication options.

Professor Horowitz’s research focuses on three main areas: identity and reputation, small businesses and nonprofits, and emerging fields. She received her B.A. (Communication and Public Relations) and M.A. (Communication Management) from the University of Southern California. She is the advisor for the Cal Poly chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the co-advisor of Lambda Pi Eta.

 Professor Horowitz teaches:
  • Public Relations Theory
  • Public Relations Management
  • Organizational Communication Theory
  • Advanced Organizational Communication Theory
  • Communication Research

Sample Publications:

Huang-Horowitz, N. (2012). Conceptualizing a theoretical model for the practice of public relations in the small business environment. Public Relations Journal6(3), 1-35.

Huang-Horowitz, N. (2012). Tracing the institutionalization of an emerging field: An examination of media discourse. Presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association 2012 Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Huang-Horowitz, N., & Lee, S. Y. (2012). Organizational identities during and after mergers: A case study. Presented to the Public Relations Division, International Communication Association 2012 Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Huang-Horowitz, N., & Weberling, B. (2012). Negotiating the meanings of organizational identities in nonprofit organizations. Presented to the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association 2012 Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Carroll, C., Huang, N., & Weberling, B. (2010). Conceptualizing “key message integrity” for public relations evaluation: Case studies of nonprofit organizations. Presented at the International Public Relations Research 2010 Conference, Miami, FL.