Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

John R. Brooks, APR

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty

Specialty Area: Public Relations

Email: jbrooks9@luc.edu


John R. Brooks, APR, is director of communication for Associated Colleges of Illinois, Chicago, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to enable first-generation, minority and low-income students attend colleges and universities throughout Illinois. Currently, John teaches at Loyola University Chicago, and previously taught public relations classes at DePaul University and Concordia University Chicago. John was director of media relations and news at North Park University, Chicago, and the national organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), based in Chicago. He was also news and video production project leader at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. John earned a bachelor of arts in journalism from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and a master of arts in journalism from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is an accredited (APR) member of the Public Relations Society of America.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Master of Journalism, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Program Areas

Public Relations

Research Interests

PRSA reviewer for Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR), which certifies higher education public relations programs according to eight PRSA standards.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Chicago chapter
Member, PRSA Suburban Chicago chapter
Member, Publicity Club of Chicago

Courses Taught

Introduction to Communication, Public Relations Principles, Corporate & Organizational Communication, Public Relations Writing and Crisis & Risk Communication


2019 - PRSA Chicago chapter: Skyline Award: Nonprofit annual report, Skyline Award: Student stories video series, Award of Excellence: Digital newsletters

2017 - PRSA Chicago chapter: Award of Excellence: Nonprofit annual report 

Other awards from PRSA Suburban Chicago chapter, Associated Church Press, Religion Communicators Council, Agricultural Communicators in Education