August 17, 2011
The Head of Department, PhD in Sociology (doktor nauk), PhD in Economics (kandidat nauk), Full Professor (professor)
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Business Public Relations
Deputy Dean for Scientific & Research Affairs
Winner of the Russian Federation Government Prize in the Field of Journalism (2009);
Professor Emeritus, Kiev International University, Ukraine
Acting Member of the International Science Academy of Public Relations;
Winner of the International PR competition “Golden Sobol” (2011) – the best educational project in Public Relations;
Winner of the International PR competition “The White Wing” – the best Internet PR project (2009)
Winner of the International PR competition “Image directory” – the best PR project of the year (2009)
Acting journalist in Russian newspapers, TV, Radio.
Research fellow; researcher; senior researcher - Department of Social Problems of Science and Technology; Institute for Social and Economic Problems of Soviet Academy of Sciences; Leningrad (1980 - 1986);
Head of the Social Problems of Education and Professional Training Laboratory ; Institute for Social and Economic Problems of Soviet Academy of Sciences; Leningrad (1986-1990);
Deputy director of the St Petersburg Centre for Public Opinion Studies, Institute for Social and Economic Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences; (1990-1995) St Petersburg;
President of the National Institute of Political Studies (1992-1995), St Petersburg;
Director of the Sociological Research Centre of St Petersburg State University (1996 - 2000);
Professor of the Sociological Faculty of St Petersburg State University (1997 - 2004);
Professor of the Faculty of Journalism of St Petersburg State University (2000 - now);
Chair and Director of the Department of Communications, Faculty of Journalism St Petersburg State University (2000 - 2010);
Chair of the Public Relations Department, Faculty of Journalism St Petersburg State University (since 2010).
Scientific Director of the Mass Communications Institute, School of Journalism St Petersburg State University (since 2004).
Professor of Political Science St Petersburg State Police Academy (1997 – 2007).
Visiting professor of Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, USA) (1992-1993);
Visiting scholar, Danish Cultural Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1994, 1995, 1996;
Visiting professor of the Bielefeld University (Germany, 1996-2001);
Visiting scholar, Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) 1998, 1999;
Expert of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) (2000-2001);
The Media Tenor Institute for Media Analysis Senior Partner, Media Tenor Russia (2005 – 2006);
Chief expert for social problems of the Legislative Assembly of Land St Petersburg (1995 - now);
Member of the Advisory Council of the Committee for Mass Communications, Government of St Petersburg (1999-2004);
Member of the Council for Regional Image Building, Government of Republic Sakha (Yakutia) (since 2006);
Member of the editorial board "International Journal of Social Welfare" (Stockholm);
Member of the editorial board "Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology" (St Petersburg);
Member of the editorial board "Journalism and Mass Communications”;
The chairman of the Governmental Exam Committee in Public Relations in St Petersburg State Polytechnic University (since 2003);
The chairman of the Governmental Exam Committee in Public Relations in Ukhta State Technical University (Ukhta, Komi Republic) (since 2005);
The chairman of the Governmental Exam Committee in Public Relations in North-West President's Academy for the State Service (since 2006);
The chairman of the Governmental Exam Committee in Public Relations in Educational Center of Russian Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy;
The chairman of the Governmental Exam Committee in Public Relations in St Petersburg Engineering and Economics University (since 2008).
Master of Science (Physics) ) Leningrad State Technical University (1978);
Master of arts (Sociology) Leningrad State University (1990);
Ph.D (Economics) Institute for Social and Economic Problems of Soviet Academy of Sciences, Leningrad (1986);
Doctor of Science (Sociology) St Petersburg State University (1995);
Professor (Sociology) St Petersburg State University (2000).
Main fields of research activities
Theory of communication;
Sociology and psychology of mass communication;
Creative strategies in PR and advertising;
Public opinion studies;
Social problems and social structure of the modern society.
More than 160 scientific publications (books and articles) in Russia, US, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark.
Gavra D. Public Opinion as Sociological Category and Social Institution. St Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1995. (Russian).
Gavra D. Public Opinion Formation and the Problems of Value Change. St Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1996 (Russian).
Gavra D. Tishin E. Innovational Potential of Large Cities. St Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1997. (Russian).
Gavra D. (editor, author) Essays on Sociology of Entrepreneurship. St Petersburg. Petropolis. 1999. (Russian).
Gavra D. (ed.) Political Image Management. St Petersburg. Petropolis. 2000. (Russian).
Gavra D. Schrader H. Glagow M. Kleineberg M Russland auf dem Weg zur Zivilgesellschaft? Lit Verlag Munster-Hamburg-London, 2000. (In German).
Political Elites Dynamics in St Petersburg (issues 1-4)/ St Petersburg, MARCO. 2001-2003.
Sociology and Politology. General course. 1999.
Gavra D. Shishkin D. Brovko S. Public relations campaigns. St Petersburg. 2004.
Gavra D. Shishkin D. Shishkina M. Public Relations in Russia: the Development of the New Market. St-Petersburg. 2005.
Gavra D. Theory of Communications. St-Petersburg, 2005.
Gavra D. (Ed) New Ideas in Communications. Issue 1. St Petersburg. 2006.
Gavra D. (Ed) New Ideas in Communications. Issue 2. St Petersburg. 2009.
Gavra D. (Ed) Image of the State. Theory and Practice. St Petersburg. 2010.
Gavra D. Theory of Communications. St-Petersburg. 2011.
Articles – More than 120 articles, published in Russia, USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Ukraine and Turkey.
1993 -visiting professor Washington & Jefferson College, Washington. Courses – Russian Studies, Modern Russian history, Comparative politics.
1994, 1995 - visiting professor Danish Cultural Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1996, 1998, 2000 – visiting researcher Stockholm University, Sweden.
1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 – visiting researcher, visiting professor Bielefeld University, Germany. Courses – Comparative politics, Russian Political system, Public opinion studies.
2001-2002 – expert of the Swedish International Development Agency, Stockholm, Sweden.
2001 – expert of the Youth training program of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France).
2005 – 2010 Co-director of the joint Russian-French master program in business communications (with NEGOCIA business school, Paris, France).
2007 – visiting professor University of Florence.
2008 – visiting professor University of Kassel (Germany)
2011 - visiting professor University of Almaty Kazakhstan;
2012 - visiting professor University of Kiev International University, Ukraine.
Public Relations Theory and Practice;
Theory of Communication;
Modern public opinion studies;
Methods of media research;
Political system of modern Russia;
Political history of modern Russia;
Creative strategies in PR and advertising;
Public Relations in WWW;
Regional and City Branding, Image-making and Marketing.
MA, Ph. D Students in 2000 -2012.
Supervisor/ Scientific advisor for:
85 MA students
21 Ph. D Students/
The list of research projects
OF PROFESSOR, PH.D. DMITRIY GAVRA (DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS ST-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
(Position in the projects – manager chief researcher)
1983-1988 гг. – Section "Education and professional training" in the Regional complex program of the development of Leningrad region for the period 1990-2005.
1987 – Project "Young professionals in the Leningrad's industry" (Sociological survey W=1200).
1988 – Grant of the Leningrad city government "Reform of the secondary education in the big city".
1988-Project "System of social standards for the "Arsenal Machinery" Company.
1988-1990 – Grant of the Ministry for Higher Education "Youth and student labour market organization in the Soviet Union".
1990 - Project of 4 mail public opinion polls "Social situation and social security in North-West Russia" (W=4000).
1990 г. – Grant of the Ukrainian government "Concept of social and economic development of the Zaporojie region of Ukraine".
1992-1993 гг. – Grant of the regional government of the Arkhangelsk region "Concept of social and economic development of the Onega district of Northern Russia".
1992-1994 гг. Grant of St-Petersburg regional government "Social development of the Sestroretsk district".
1991 – 1996 Research project "People, Politics, Market – social adaptation of the Russian population to democracy and market" – Series of sociological surveys of the urban population of the North-West Russia (2 public opinion polls per year), research grant of the St-Petersburg Industrial Association.
1994 – 1996 Research project of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Value change and public opinion formation in the transforming Russian society".
1994 – 1998 Research project of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Social policy and social security in transitional Russian social sphere".
1996 – Grant of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation "Innovational potential of big cities".
1996 – Sociological survey "Nuclear fears in Russia – 10 years after Tchernobyl".
1997 – 1998 Grant of the St-Petersburg Legislative Assembly "The new regional social legislation for elderly and handicapped people".
1997 – Grant of the Novgorod regional government – "Concept of the social security in Novgorod region".
1997 - 1998 – Grant of the Russian Academy of Sciences "Quality of life of the St-Petersburg's population".
1997 - 1998 - Project of the St-Petersburg city government "Strategic plan of St-Petersburg" (Section "Social development").
1998 Grant of the St-Petersburg Legislative Assembly "Concept of the state social order for the city St-Petersburg".
1997-2001 -- Research project of the Sociological faculty of St-Petersburg State University "The St-Petersburg omnibus – series of social surveys for the program "Political situation and quality of life in St-Petersburg".
1998 г. – Grant of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation "Public opinion and the state power: mechanisms of social interaction".
2000 – Grant of the St-Petersburg regional government "Psychological aspects of mass consciousness and mass media perception of the city population.
2001 - Grant of the St-Petersburg regional government "Trust, tolerance and social partnership in St-Petersburg".
2001 – Collaborative research project with Faculty of Journalism University of Tampere, Finland "Russian journalist of the late 90-th".
2001 – EU Youth committee Grant "Putting hard of hearing people on the map of Europe".
2001-2003 - Research project of Faculty of Journalism St-Petersburg State University "Barometer of St-Petersburg's elite opinions" (Series of elite surveys).
2003 – Grant of the Leningradskaya Oblast regional government "Barometer of Leningradskaya Oblast elite opinions" (Series of elite surveys).
2003 – 2004 - Grant of the St-Petersburg regional government "Social health and social welfare of elderly people of St-Petersburg".
2002-2004 – Grant of the Russian Public Relations association "The state of PR in the Russian Federation".
2004 - Grant of the Leningradskaya Oblast regional government "Mass media and mass communication in the Leningradskaya oblast region".
2004 – Grant of the Saratov regional government "Social information and mass media in the Saratov region".
2005-2006 – Collaborative research project with Faculty of Journalism University of Tampere, Finland "Russian journalist in the eve of political change".
2005-2006 - Grant of the Leningradskaya Oblast regional government "Social health and social welfare of elderly people of Leningradskaya Oblast".
2006 – Grant of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation "Journalistic education in Russia: problems and prospective.
2005-2006 – Collaborative project with NEGOCIA business school (Paris, France) "Education in business communications".
2006-2007 – Collaborative project with UNIVERSITY OF KINGS COLLEGE (Halifax, Canada) "Business communication".
2006 – Research project of Mass communications institute of St-Petersburg state university "Mass media and ethnic tolerance in modern Russia".
2006 Grant of the Russian Publishers and Media Association "Media, state and people in the changing Russia".
2006 – 2007 Grant of the Russian Government (National Project “Education”) “Business communication and Business Journalism”
2007 Research project “Media consumption and audience needs in Russia”/
2007 Research project “Images of the Russian regions”.
2007 – 2008 Grant of the Russian Government “Image of the Russian Federation in the world media”.
2007 -2009 – Grant oft he European Union „Media, Culture and Communication“;
2007-2008 –Consulting Project „Media Image of the “OKTHNA – Center“ Building (GAZPOMNEFT Company);
2007 – 2008 Project «Political Culture and Electoral Behavior of the Urban Population in the Parliament and President Elections“.
1991 – 2012 – 34 local Consulting Projects in Management, Marketing and Communications for different companies in 29 different regions of Russia;
2006-2011. – Consulting Project „Crisis communications in the Nuclear Enterprises“ (Federal Nuclear Agency, State Corporation ROSATOM“;
Research Project „The External Country Image in the Global Information Space“.
2009 – 2010 – Consulting Project for «Nobel Biocare Russia»;
2010-2011 - Consulting Project for «Nikolaev E-consulting»;
2011 – Consulting Project fort he St-Petrersburg Food Industry Assoiciation;
2011 – Consulting Project for «ENRC Logistics» (Kasakstan ).
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