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Koji Fuse


A native of Japan, Fuse came to the United States to study public relations. He is currently the president of the Japan-U.S. Communication Association, an affiliate of the National Communication Association.

Fuse worked as a sales and PR representative for a Japanese whisky manufacturer for about four years. His experience includes customer special events, an IMC campaign for a bourbon brand, and a publicity campaign for a student organization's special event. He is also a research consultant for a magazine-publishing company.

He joined the journalism faculty at UNT in 2007, after teaching for four years at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

His research and teaching cover various communication topics: public relations, mass communication theory, critical/cultural theory, research methods, public opinion, persuasion, managerial/organizational communication, business communication and cross-cultural communication.

He has a Ph.D. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin (2000), an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University (1994), and B.A. in English Literature from Keio University, Japan (1987).