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Patrick Merle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Director of the Integrated Marketing Communication Program

(850) 644-9698
UCC 3126

A French native, formerly involved in international news (coverage of Sept 11, 2001, 2004 preparation of Athens Olympics) for global news organizations and still freelancing in journalism and public relations, Patrick Merle studies media effect with an emphasis on political and international perspectives.


  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, 2013, Texas Tech University
  • Post-master's degree, 1998, Journalism and Mass Communication, Institut Francais de Presse, Paris, France
  • M.A. History, 1997, St Patrick's College, Ireland
  • B.A., History, 1996, Universite Pierre Mendes France, France

Research Interests

Public Relations; Political Communication; Comparative Politics and Media Systems; International Communication; Media Effects

Teaching Interests

International Public Relations, Political Communication, Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Writing

Publications & Research

Research member for the Florida Policy Agendas (@FLPolicyAgendas)