Burghardt Tenderich, PhD, is a professor of professional practice, co-director of the Public Relations Studies Program, and the associate director of the Center for Public Relations Center at USC Annenberg. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Tenderich was the executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he lectured on technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communication in the information technology and Internet industries, both in the United States and Europe. Previous positions include general manager, North America, for technology communications consultancy Bite Communications; vice president, Public Relations at Siebel Systems; and senior vice president and partner at technology PR agency Applied Communications. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Bonn, Germany.
Transmedia Branding: Engage Your Audience, co-author (USC Annenberg Press, 2015).
Public Relations: Competencies and Practice, chapter 7: “Content Creation in Public Relations,” author (Routledge, 2019).
2019 Relevance Report, chapter: “How Ethical is your AI?,” author and editor (USC Center for Public Relations, 2019).
2018 Relevance Report, chapter: “Health Tech Communication Reloaded,” author and editor (USC Center for Public Relations, 2018).
2017 Relevance Report, chapter: “The Rise of Purpose,” author and editor (USC Center for Public Relations, 2017).
Public Relations and Social Media for the Curious, first edition, chapter 5: “Why Study Public Relations?,” author (The Curious Academic Publishing, 2015).
“What Are PWDs (People With Diabetes) Doing Online? A Netnographic Analysis,” co-author (Journal Of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2018).
“Overcoming an identity crisis: transmedia branding and the re-invention of public relations,” author (International Public Relations Association Thought Leadership series, 2015).
CMGT 561: Principles of Public Relations
PR 429: Business and Economic Foundations of Public Relations
PR 490: Directed Research
PR 508: Public Relations and Advertising Fundamentals and Strategy
PR 561: Principles of Public Relations
PR 590: Directed Research
PR 594a: Master's Thesis