“Gina brings to the position enthusiasm, drive and a passion for Newhouse’s vision to advance research and creative initiatives at the highest level,” Lodato says.
Luttrell, who is an assistant professor of public relations and interim director of the graduate PR program, joined the school in 2017. She is director of the W2O Emerging Insights Lab, with research interests focusing on artificial intelligence, data analytics, a multi-generational workforce and the intersection of social media with society.
Recognized as an innovative educator, Luttrell is a distinguished scholar and an experienced academic leader with a track record of supporting cross-departmental and interdisciplinary collaboration, leading complex research projects and advocating for faculty in multiple capacities. In addition to her successes in securing external funding for research initiatives, Luttrell has also contributed broadly within her area of scholarship, authoring more than a dozen books, publishing in academic and professional journals and presenting at domestic and international conferences.
“I look forward to working with the talented and highly accomplished communications scholars at Newhouse,” Luttrell says. “I recognize the importance of leveraging our vast resources and infrastructure to support ongoing research and creative programs, as well as to foster new initiatives and collaborations in the years ahead.”
Luttrell will assume the position effective Jan. 1.