2016 One Show - Young Ones Jury - Educators
Founding Department Chair of the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design
College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder
Harsha Gangadharbatla is the Founding Department Chair of the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.
He has taught advertising courses in media planning, interactive advertising, account planning, research methods, and ad campaigns for over a decade. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology, business, and communication. He has authored (or co-authored) over 40 publications and his work has been published in the Journal of Advertising, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Interactive Advertising, and the Creativity Research Journal among others. In his other life, he worked as a programmer for Cognizant writing code in assembly language and COBOL.
He holds a BE in Electrical Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (India), an MA in Advertising from Michigan State University, and a PhD in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. He can be found on Twitter sometimes rambling about work, advertising and life as @gHarsha