Natalie T.J. Tindall, Ph.D., APR is an associate professor at Georgia State University and the owner of Rock Paper Scissors Media Creative Group. Between baking, walking her dog, conducting surveys, and writing the Great American Novel, Natalie teaches public relations classes and helps organizations and brands find their voice.
Her research focuses on identity and difference in the public relations profession and the intersectionality of publics in communication campaigns. Her research has been published in Public Relations Review, Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research, PRism, and the International Journal of Strategic Communication. Her co-edited book on LGBT issues in strategic communication was published in 2013.
She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, her M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida, and her bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
A member of AEJMC since 2002, she is the current head of the Public Relations Division and has served on the association’s membership committee. She is a member of the Public Relations Division, Minorities and Communication, and Commission on the Status of Women, and she serves as the AEJMC representative on the Commission for Public Relations Education. Also, she is active in the Public Relations Society of America, having served as the chair of the PRSA National Diversity Committee and as a current member of the Public Relations Society of America Work, Life & Gender Task Force
Dr. Tindall is also an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Junior League of Atlanta, and several writers organizations.