Faculty Profile for Dr. Prisca Sibongile Ngondo

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Dr. Prisca Sibongile Ngondo
Associate Professor — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
LAMP 209
phone: (512) 245-3278

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ngondo’s research interests are in strategic communication and international public relations. Her main focus is bridging the gap between strategic communication research and practice. Her research has been published in the Public Relations Journal, Public Relations Review and Journal of Media and Communication. Ngondo continues to participate in several national and international conferences such as AEJMC, NCA and IPRCC, where she has received top paper awards.

Ngondo earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University, a M.A. from The University of Oklahoma and a B.S. from the University of South Dakota.

Teaching Interests

Strategic Communication, Health Communication, Social Media

Research Interests

Public Relations, Digital Media, Health Communication

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ngondo, P. S., & Klyueva, A. (2023). Public Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Ten-Year Review. In Public Relations and Communication Management in Africa: Current and Future Practices (Vol. 1). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Klyueva, A., & Ngondo, P. S. (2023). Ethically Acceptable Public Relations Practices on Social Media: A View from Zimbabwe. Communicare Journal of Communication Studies in Africa.
  • Bauer, J., Murray, M., & Ngondo, P. S. (2023). Does Who Impact How?: LinkedIn, Diversity, and Entering the PR Field. Public Relations Review.
  • Ngondo, P. S., & Klyueva, A. (2023). Inviting An Ubuntu-based Approach to Public Relations Theory Building in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Public Relations Theory III. Routledge.
  • Bauer, J., & Ngondo, P. S. (2022). Moms, Memes, and Mitigating Pandemic Stress: Exploring Themes and Implications in an Academic Mamas’ Facebook Group. Women’s Studies in Communication, 45(1), 45–69.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Themed Edited Journal Award, NCA Philosophy of Communication Division. November 2023 - 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: NCA Ethnography Division Best Special Issue Award, NCA Ethnography Division. September 2023 - 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Fine Arts Communication. August 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Top Paper, National Communication Association Public Relations Division. November 2022 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Excellence Awards for Scholarly/Creative, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. December 2021 - 2022

Selected Grants

  • Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Principal), Burns, Michael Edward (Co-Principal), Paz, Mark A (Supporting), Ngondo, Prisca (Supporting). TEDx Texas State University, Common Experience, Texas State University, $1000. (Submitted: September 2022, Funded: September 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer M (Principal), Ngondo, Prisca Sibongile (Co-Principal), Higgins Joyce, Vanessa D (Co-Principal). Health Research Accelerator award, Translational Health Research Center, Texas State University, $6000. (Funded: June 2021 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Scharlach, Jennifer (Co-Principal), Ngondo, Prisca Sibongile (Co-Principal), Higgins Joyce, Vanessa (Co-Principal). COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Study, The Texas Association for Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: January 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Ngondo, Prisca S (Principal). Bridging the Continental Divide: Exploring Public Relations Practices in a Developing Nation, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Social Media Director
August 2018-2019
NCA Public Relations Division
December 2023-Present
Tenure Advisory Commitee- Kristen Sussman
December 2023-Present
Instructional Faculty Committee
November 2023-Present
Communications Director
TEDx at Texas State University
September 2022-Present