Meet the Team
Dr. Shana Meganck
Shana Meganck is an associate professor at JMU in the School of Communication Studies, teaching public relations classes. Dr. Meganck has a background in public relations, working at Richmond-based agencies with a variety of local and national clients. She received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Media, Art and Text program, her M.A. from the University of Georgia in Journalism, and her B.A. from Mary Baldwin College in Mass Communication.
Dr. Yufan “Sunny” Qin
Yufan “Sunny” Qin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University. Her background is primarily in internal communication, leadership communication, employee engagement, corporate social advocacy, and relationship management. She received the PRNEWS Social Impact Diversity Leader Award for Graduate Student of the Year and the competitive Cision Insights Fellowship from the Institute of Public Relations in 2022. She also won multiple research paper awards from major communication and public relations conferences. She primarily teaches courses in the public relations concentration, including public relations campaigns and advanced research methods.