Rebekah Tilley

Graduate Student

What is Rebekah's Story?

Rebekah Tilley is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research focuses on strategic messaging and issues management. She is particularly interested in the dynamics at play in the institutional response to crises common to higher education: defending academic freedom, upholding free speech, and managing institutional reputation. Rebekah holds an M.A. in communication from the University of Kentucky.

Rebekah is also an active communication practitioner and is currently the director of strategic communications the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. In that role, she oversees communication strategy, media relations, social media, and is editor of its alumni magazine.


Tilley, R. (2008, October) “My work-life narrative.” Panel presentation at the 31st Annual Meeting for the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Tilley, R. (2005, April) “The Lifework of Jürgen Habermas: A Communicative Reaction” at the 8th Annual University of Kentucky Graduate Symposium, Lexington, Ky.

Rebekah Tilley
Contact Information

E341 Adler Journalism Building (AJB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States