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Katie R Place

Associate Professor of Strategic Communication

BA, MA, Virginia Tech; PhD, University of Maryland

School of Communications


STC 201

Writing for Strategic Communications - Spring 2019

STC 507

Strategic Planning in Public Relations - Spring 2019

STC 501

Principles and Theories of Public Relations - Fall 2018

STC 495

Public Relations Campaigns - Spring 2019

COM 215

Social Media: Leveraging the Digital Age - Fall 2018


Strategic Communication

Phone Number

(203) 582-7804

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Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer #271


Katie R. Place (M.A. Virginia Tech, 2003 & Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2010) is an associate professor in the Department of Strategic Communication where she teaches courses in public relations, strategic planning, and social media. Dr. Place's research examines the nexus of gender, power and ethics in public relations. She has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, PRism, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Public Relations Inquiry, and Journal of Communication Management. She serves as Vice Chair-elect of the Public Relations Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), is past Chairperson of AEJMC's Commission on the Status of Women, and resides on the editorial boards of Journal of Public Relations Research and Journal of Public Interest Communications. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Place was a public affairs account manager and a not-for-profit communications manager in the Washington, D.C. area.

Curriculum Vitae

Katie R. Place Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae