Koji Fuse, PhD | Mayborn School of Journalism

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Koji Fuse, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Academic Advisor
Sycamore Hall 216

Koji Fuse joined the journalism faculty at UNT in 2007 after teaching for four years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He teaches Principles of Public Relations and Public Relations Writing for undergraduates and Quantitative Research for graduates.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in journalism, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Arts in journalism and mass communication, Drake University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Keio University


A native of Japan, Fuse came to the United States to study public relations.

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 has done research consulting work for businesses. 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 is a former president of the Japan-U.S. Communication Association, an affiliate organization of the National Communication Association.

Honors and Awards:

David Bruton Jr. Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 1998-1999

Ada Francis Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1996

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