Ricardo Valencia is an assistant professor of public relations in the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Valencia is a seasoned global communicator and scholar.
He obtained a doctoral degree in Media Studies at the University of Oregon in 2018.Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Valencia was the head of the communication section at the Embassy of El Salvador to the United States.
Previously, he worked as a reporter covering international and domestic politics for Salvadoran and global media outlets such as La Prensa Gráfica, German Press Agency (DPA), and El Faro.
Dr. Valencia’s research focuses on activist strategic communications, immigration, public diplomacy, and sports communications.
His teaching aims to help students understand global audiences. He teaches courses such as International Public Relations (COMM 470), Public Relations Writing I (COMM 362), Principles of Public Relations (COMM 361), and Spanish Convergence Media Model (SPAN 405).
Dr. Valencia is an avid swimmer, foodie, and F.C. Barcelona fan. Se habla español.