Dr. Thomas Boyle


Dr. Thomas Boyle

Contact Information


Office: Hash 152
Phone: (717) 871-5448

Office Hours

T: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Zoom)
R: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Comments: Additional office hours available by appointment.                         Spring 2024 Hours

Education & Credentials: 

Ph.D. in Mass Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 

Accredited in Public Relations (APR), 2000; Renewed: 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2021. Public Relations Society of America, APR 

M. A., American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 

B. H., Multi- Media Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 

A. A., Communications, Harrisburg Area Community College 


Courses Taught: 

Public Relations Principles & Theory 

Public Relations Writing 

Public Relations Issues and Cases 

Public Relations Campaigns 

Political Communication 

Communication Research 

Special Topics: Sport Public Relations 

Political Engagement, Citizenship and Communication (1st year seminar) 

Fundamentals of Speech 


Interests & Background: 

Thomas P. Boyle, Ph.D., APR is a Professor of Communication at Millersville University where he teaches public relations and communication courses. He served as chair of the department of Communication and Theatre from 2008-2014 and as director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center from 2014-2017. Before joining the Millersville University community, he was on the faculty at Susquehanna University. His research interests include strategic political campaign communication, especially its influences on media and public agendas, and sport public relations. His work has appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, the Atlantic Journal of Communication and other publications.  

He is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. Before earning his doctorate, Dr. Boyle worked in public relations for the Pennsylvania legislature and as an associate producer at WITF-TV, a PBS affiliate.