Katrina J. Quinn is a Professor of Communication at Slippery Rock University. She teaches and writes in the areas of public relations practice, PR pedagogy, and journalism history, especially epistolary and literary journalism. She serves as a public relations consultant for small businesses and nonprofit organizations primarily in western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Quinn maintains an active schedule of service and scholarship. She serves several regional and national professional organizations including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the College English Association, and the American Journalism Historians Association. She serves as a steering committee member for the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work has been published in the CEA Critic, American Journalism, JNT: The Journal of Narrative Theory, and other peer-reviewed journals and academic books.
Dr. Quinn is an elected member and secretary of the University Curriculum Committee and has served the university as a member of the Liberal Studies Revision Committee. She was co-chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, chair of the University Strategic Planning Subcommittee for Changing Population Dynamics, and a member of the Energy Conservation and University Strategic Planning Committees. She is a College of Business elected representative on the Liberal Studies Program and APSCUF Nominations and Elections committees.
Dr. Quinn is adviser to SRU's PRSSA Rock PRoductions, a student-run integrated marketing communication firm, and to College Dress Relief, a student activist organization. She is also the department's internship supervisor and advisory board coordinator.