Luke William Capizzo James Madison University
Luke W. Capizzo is a PhD candidate and instructor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, specializing in public relations. He is the coauthor (with Regina Luttrell) of The PR Agency Handbook. His research interests include global public relations, civil society, financial communication, and public relations education. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he practiced public relations for eight years with a focus on media relations in the financial services, commercial real estate, manufacturing, retail, and technology industries, serving in both agency and in-house roles. Working with a wide variety of clients—from the Fortune 500 to small businesses and nonprofits—he garnered media coverage in top national outlets and trade publications, secured and prepared clients for national cable news interviews, and led projects to improve agency-wide media training, staff on-boarding, and client evaluation and reporting metrics. He has earned the APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) designation through the Public Relations Society of America.