Harsha Gangadharbatla
Founding Department Chair
Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design

 Office: Armory 102D

Associate Professor and Founding Department Chair Harsha Gangadharbatla has taught advertising courses for over 10 years at various universities including, most recently, the University of Oregon.

Gangadharbatla’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology, business and communication. He has authored (or co-authored) over 40 publications including conference proceedings. His work has appeared in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Advertising, and Creativity Research Journal, among others. He is a former associate editor of the Journal of Interactive Advertising.

In his other life, he was an electrical engineer and worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions as a programmer writing code in assembly language and COBOL on legacy systems.

He holds a BE in electrical engineering from MNNIT (India), an MA in advertising from Michigan State University and a PhD in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.