Teaching the crisis management/communication course Academic Article uri icon


  • Crisis management is not a specific content area mentioned in A Port of Entry, The Report of the Commission on Public Relations Education issued in 1999. However, crisis management moves the public relations role to the managerial function and requires the development of many skills and knowledge points mentioned in the report. A course or unit in crisis management/communication is an excellent way of teaching public relations theory, management concepts, information management, problem solving, and communication management. Crisis management also reinforces the value of following current events as real-time crises can be integrated into teaching. Through a unit or a course, crisis management/communication provides an engaging mechanism for teaching management-oriented concepts that every organization needs. 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Public Relations Review

altmetric score

  • 31.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Coombs, W. T.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Coombs, W Timothy

publication date

  • March 2001