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Matthew W. Ragas

DePaul University
Associate Professor, College of Communication
Greater Chicago Area
Matt Ragas, Ph.D. is an associate professor and academic director of the public relations and advertising graduate program in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago. An award-winning teacher, researcher and student adviser, he teaches and researches at the intersection of strategic communication and business.

Ragas is co-editor, with Ron Culp, of the forthcoming book Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands (Emerald Publishing), and is co-author with Culp of the book Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators: Creating Shared Value for the Organization and its Stakeholders​ (Palgrave Macmillan). He co-authored two trade books previously with Prima Publishing/Crown Business.

Ragas earned his PhD in mass communication from the University of Florida. He holds a BS in business administration (marketing concentration) and an MS in management, both from the University of Central Florida.