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Teresa Mastin, Ph.D. is a chairperson for the Department of Advertising + Public Relations at Michigan State University where she embodies a commitment to servant leadership for the greater good. Mastin’s primary research includes sustained dialogue; media advocacy as a public relations tool; media coverage of women’s and children’s health issues, and disadvantaged, marginalized and/or vulnerable populations, especially those in urban communities and developing countries. Prior to her role as chairperson, she served as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she presented trainings, sustained and intergroup dialogue courses addressing LGBTQ safe-spaces, racial climate/privilege, and sexual misconduct/harassment in the medical profession. Through work in Rwanda and Kenya Africa (as a Fulbright specialist) and Vietnam, Mastin helped non-governmental organizations further their missions via media advocacy. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Health Care for Women International and Mass Communication Quarterly. She is an editorial board member for Health Communication and The Howard Journal of Communications. She is currently an SQ Scholars Advisory Board member and has served on numerous boards including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, and HerStory Centre (Nairobi, Kenya).