School of Media and Communication
Faculty and Staff
Terry Rentner, Ph.D.Title: Professor
Office: 305 West Hall
Dr. Terry L. Rentner, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She teaches public relations, journalism, pedagogy, and health communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has received over 20 state and federal grants totaling over $1.5 million to support her research and programming on college student health issues. Her research focuses on high-risk drinking, tobacco use, prescription drug misuse, and suicide prevention. Her alcohol prevention program was named one of the top seven programs in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education, and she received this award on Capitol Hill, presented by then Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, and the late Senator Robert Byrd. Her work appears in top health communication and public relations journals and books. She has been named a Master Teacher Finalist at BGSU twice and has received the BGSU Chairs/Directors Leadership Award and the BGSU Lifetime Achievement Award for teaching, research, and service. She is the co-founder of the Richard A. Maxwell Project, dedicated to educating future sport media and communication professionals. Her work includes hosting the annual NFL journalism and Radio Sports Boot camp, a 3-day event for current and recently retired NFL players transitioning to a journalism career. She is also the former director of the School of Media and Communication and prior to that served as department chair. She is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the National Communication Association.
Ph.D. BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio. Social Psychology
JOUR 2000 - Introduction to Journalistic Writing