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 Patwardhan, Padmini   Name:  Padmini Patwardhan 
Title:  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
Office:  214 Johnson Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4526 

Leadership 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 Advertising).

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 Advertising.

She is married to Hemant Patwardhan, associate professor of management and marketing at Winthrop. The couple has two children.

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