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Mary Worley, Ph.D. (she/her)

Mary Worley
  • Associate Professor
  • Communication and Journalism

Teaching Interests

Integrated strategic communication (public relations, advertising, and marketing)

  • campaign design and evaluation
  • writing for strategic communication
  • campaign management

Crisis communication



Faculty advisor for PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)

Research and Creative Activities

Crisis communication (active shooter preparedness, messaging, and resource availability)

Public health crisis communication (disaster fatigue, local groundwater resources)

Pedagogy and best-practices for student engagement


Ph.D., University of Missouri- Columbia (Strategic Communication)

M.A., Illinois State University (Communication)

B.A., Bethel University (Relational Communication)


Professional Memberships

National Communication Association

Central States Communication Association

Public Relations Society of America