School of Communication & Journalism

Michail Vafeiadis

Michail Vafeiadis Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Public Relations
225 Tichenor Hall

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 1-4 p.m. Via ZOOM or by appointment


Michail Vafeiadis (Ph.D. 2017) is an assistant professor of Public Relations in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University.

Dr. Vafeiadis earned his B.A. in international affairs and M.A. in political science, both from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He also holds a M.A. in Journalism from Emerson College, as well as a PhD. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Vafeiadis' research primarily focuses on storytelling, social media, and health communication. Drawing on interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks, he is particularly interested in studying the psychological mechanisms through which stakeholders develop their attitudes and behaviors toward organizations, as well as what type of strategic messages can result in relationship cultivation and maintenance.

His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Public Relations Review, and Journal of Promotion Management.

Dr. Vafeiadis is the 2016 recipient of the Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research sponsored by Ketchum and the Institute for Public Relations, and worked as a Predictive Analytics Fellow at Ketchum in New York City. Dr. Vafeiadis has also worked in the public relations industry in Europe. 

Last Updated: August 08, 2022