Faculty Profile for Charles O Kaufman

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Charles O Kaufman
Senior Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 102D
phone: (512) 245-3479

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Charles Kaufman was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He received degrees from Northwestern University (MSJ) and The University of Texas at Austin (BJ, Special Honors in Journalism. After a 16-year career with daily newspapers and as a columnist for various topical magazines, Mr. Kaufman began a successful career in corporate and marketing publications and media relations. He has taught reporting and public relations courses at Texas State University since 2005. He has written three textbooks, "Engaging Public Relations, A Creative Planning Approach," "IdeaPower," and "Money, Power, Pride, all published by Kendall Hunt Publishers. He serves as the faculty adviser for Bobcat Promotions, a student-led media strategies firm. He created an innovative annual career development trip to the media capital of the world — New York — a program that has evolved into a Study in America course. He’s supervised the School’s national PRSSA Bateman case study competition team since 2006, eight of which have won national honors. He continues to serve SJMC as the Scholarship, Internship and Career Development Coordinator and helped manage and maintain that area's high standards even in the face of Covid-19. He has written Op-Ed for the Jerusalem Post, Newsweek, Inside Sources, the Algemeiner and other publications and engaged in numerous creative efforts. He is married to Jennifer Rudolph Kaufman. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Teaching Interests

• Public Relations Campaigns
• Writing
• Entrepreneurism
• Career Development
• Sports Media

Research Interests

• Public Relations Campaigns
• Bias and Propaganda at the United Nations
• Vintage and autographed sports memorabilia
Editor & Publisher of Sweet Spot from 1992 to 2018
• Baseball history: Bibb Falk, Willie Wells

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kaufman, C. O. (2022, May 31). Ukraine expands its Maccabiah delegation. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved from https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-708211
  • Kaufman, C. O. (2021, July 19). Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, IOC Silence Still Rings from Munich Massacre. Newsweek. Retrieved from https://www.newsweek.com/ahead-tokyo-olympics-ioc-silence-still-rings-munich-massacre-opinion-1610590
  • Kaufman, C. O. (2021, June 27). Truth Can Conquer Ignorance About Zionism and anti-Semitism. Retrieved from https://www.jns.org/opinion/truth-can-conquer-ignorance-about-zionism-and-anti-semitism/
  • Kaufman, C. O. (2023, December 26). The Cauldron of Horrors is Both Real and Unreal. Jewish News Syndicate. Retrieved from https://www.jns.org/a-day-of-reckoning-for-palestinians/
  • Kaufman, C. O. (2023, November 15). CAIR Shamefully Ignores the Truth. Jewish News Syndicate. Retrieved from https://www.jns.org/a-day-of-reckoning-for-palestinians/

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2015 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2014 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: International Association of Business Communicators. January 2000 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence Foundation Award, 2011, Texas State University. May 1, 2011

Selected Service Activities

College of Fine Arts Scholarship Committee
August 27, 2016-Present
B'nai B'rith International
November 2015-Present
Athletic Advisory Council
January 15, 2015-Present
SJMC Scholarship Committee
Alumni Committee