Dr. Theresa Russell-Loretz

Department Chair/Associate Professor

Dr. Theresa Russell-Loretz

Contact Information

theresa.russell-loretz@millersville.edu

Office: Hash 169
Phone: (717) 871-7281

FA21 Office Hrs

M: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
W: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
R: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
F: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ZOOM)
Comments: or by appointment

Education

  • B.A. Speech and Drama, Marymount College, Salina, Kansas
  • M.S. Journalism and Mass Communication: Public Relations, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (Minor: Marketing)
  • Ph.D. Communication: Public Affairs and Issue Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Minor: Political Science)

 

Courses taught: 

Undergraduate:

  • Public Relations: Intro, Writing, Issues and Cases, Campaigns
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Crisis, Emergency and Risk Communication
  • Communication in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Health Communication

Graduate:

  • Crisis, Emergency and Risk Communication
  • Seminar in Organizational Communication
  • Communication for Educational Leaders

 

Dr. Russell-Loretz is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre.   Her research interests include rhetorical approaches to Public Relations; Organizational Identity and Recruitment; Feminist Perspectives in/on Public Relations; Oral histories; Journalism History; Media Depictions of Educational Leaders; and Emergency Managers’ perspectives on the role of communication in their work.

A former chair of the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association, Dr. Russell-Loretz currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Relations Research.

Dr. Russell-Loretz has worked with a number of local nonprofits, offering workshops on the role of communication in advancing the mission of community benefit organizations.