Steven Pike joined the Newhouse faculty in 2016 and teaches public relations and public diplomacy.
He is the author of several chapters and papers on public diplomacy, including “This American Century is Over, What Comes Next?” in “Public Diplomacy in Times of Uncertainty” (Surowiec, Manor, eds.); “Management of Public Diplomacy” in “A Research Agenda for Public Diplomacy” (Gilboa, Ed.); and “Diplomatic identity and communication: the impact of self-identity on public diplomacy communication”, “Using Q Methodology to Augment Evaluation of Public Diplomacy Programs” and “What diplomats do: US citizen perspectives on the work of public diplomacy” in the academic journal Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. His current project is a textbook of public relations case studies, tentatively titled “Public Relations Case Studies and Critiques: An Ethical and Methodological Approach.”
He is a life member of both the Public Diplomacy Council of America and the U.S. Naval War College Foundation, and the current Chair of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group of the International Communications Association.
He joined Newhouse following a 23-year career with the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat and foreign service officer. He served as director of policy for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; public affairs counselor at the U.S. Embassy in the United Arab Emirates; and spokesman and media director of the U.S. Mission to Canada. He was honored to serve as a State Department Pearson Legislative fellow in the office of Connecticut Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, and had other assignments in Senegal, Haiti and Washington, D.C.
He holds a B.A. in politics from Wesleyan University, an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.