||Professor of Mass Communication; IMC Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Mass Communication, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
M.A., English, University of Pune, India
B.J., Journalism; B.A., English, University of Pune
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in Communication Management, International Advertising and Public Relations, Account Planning, Integrated Marketing Communication, Media/New Media Effects
Padmini Patwardhan is professor of mass communication and
IMC program coordinator at Winthrop. She joined the Winthrop faculty in 2005.
She has extensive professional experience as copywriter and creative consultant
prior to joining academia. She is the 2016 Distinguished Scholar for the
College of Arts & Sciences, 2011 Winthrop Scholar, and a 2006 Visiting
Professor Fellow of the Advertising Educational Foundation.
Padmini is widely published in leading journals in her
discipline. Her work has won many national conference awards (AEJMC, AJHA and
NCA, among others). Her research has been funded through several grants (e.g.
Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, National Association of
Broadcasters, South Asian Journalists’ Association, Winthrop Research Council)
and research fellowships (Temerlin Advertising Institute, American Academy of
Padmini works closely with professional associations, has
served on many of their committees, as well as on journal editorial boards. She was an
Executive Committee member of the Advertising Division of AEJMC. At present she
is Secretary & Executive Committee member of the American Academy of
She is married to Hemant Patwardhan, associate professor of
management and marketing at Winthrop. The couple has two children.