Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., The Ohio State University
B.A.J., The Ohio State University
Accredited in Public Relations + Military Communication
Accredited in Public Relations
Certified, Institute for Crisis Management
Distinguished Honor Graduate, Information Officer Course, Defense Information School
Diploma, leadership and management, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Cannon researches how faith groups practice public relations.
Waymer, D., Cannon, D.F., & Curry, G. (2012). Delving deeper into diversity and PR: Exploring the public relations potential of the black church. Journal of Communication and Religion, 35:1, 12-34.
Cannon, D.F. (2011). Understanding relationality: A challenge for religion communicators. Global Media Journal—Canadian Edition, 4:1, 21-41.
Cannon, D.F. (2011). Not conformed to this world: How U.S. religion communicators describe public relations. Public Relations Journal, 5:3, 1-26.
Cannon, D.F. (2009). Hacks or Flacks? Roles played by religion communicators in the United States. Fieldwork in Religion, 4:2, 168-190.
Cannon, D.F. (2009). Community of belief vs. community in creation: A challenge for religion communicators. Proceedings: Cultural Dialogue, Religion and Communication. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 72-87.
Cannon, D.F. (2007). Church newspaper readership and faith community integration. Journal of Media and Religion, 6:1, 17-40.
Public relations, public opinion
American Association for Public Opinion Research, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Society of America, Radio Television Digital News Association, Religion Communicators Council, Society of News Design, Society of Professional Journalists