As Assistant Chair for Public Relations, Gregg Feistman is responsible for directing the public relations major and minor and specializes in public relations, reputation management, strategic communications planning, corporate sponsorship, crisis communications, media relations and organizational communication. On the undergraduate level, he teaches Public Relations Capstone, Crisis Communication, Intro to PR, Industry Essentials for Public Relations, and Law and Ethics. On the graduate level, he teaches Corporate Social Responsibility, and has taught Contemporary Issues in Communications, Reputation/Image/Identity, and conducted a PR writing boot camp in the MS program. Feistman has also served as a graduate student capstone advisor, and is the faculty advisor for both Temple’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)—one of the oldest and top 10 chapters in the country—and Temple’s nationally affiliated student-run PR firm, PRowl Public Relations. He hires, mentors and coaches adjunct PR faculty, and is a former member of the Faculty Senate. He is a member of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame, a long-standing member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and has been widely quoted in numerous consumer, business and PR trade media. Feistman has also been a contributing writer to Public Relations Tactics and has presented at numerous conferences, including the Public Relations Society of America’s international conference, The Institute for Public Relations “Bridge” Conference, The International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference and the Public Relations Student Society of America’s regional conference. He received a Fellowship from Temple’s Provost Teaching Academy, and holds certifications from the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, online teaching from Temple University, and Google Analytics.
Feistman’s 40 years of business and PR experience include past membership on the Philadelphia Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Board of Directors and being a multiple recipient of the Philadelphia PRSA Pepperpot and Drumbeater awards. He received Klein College of Media and Communications’ Excellence in Faculty Service Award in 2019, Temple University’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2014, the Klein Faculty Award for Service in 2012 and an Outstanding Service Award from the Department of Strategic Communication in 2011. In 2010, he received PRSA’s prestigious Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for Commitment to PR Education.