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David E. Clementson

Assistant Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

David Clementson (PhD, The Ohio State University) is an assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Formerly he was at California State University, Sacramento. He has been published in Journal of Communication, Political Psychology, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Public Relations Review, Mass Communication and Society, the Journal of Political Marketing, Communication Studies, the International Journal of Sport Communication, the Encyclopedia of Deception, and the Encyclopedia of Politics and Social Media. Before grad school he worked professionally for nearly a decade in politics and public relations. He was a political campaign manager and strategist (for successful Democrats and Republicans), the press secretary and director of communications for state attorneys general, a journalist (for newspapers and magazines), and a public relations director.


  • 2019–2020
    Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • 2017–2019
    Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento