Kelly Gaggin

Adjunct Faculty Public Relations

Kelly C. Gaggin is a second-year Ph. D. student in Mass Communications. Her research centers on public relations and strategic communications in nonprofit organizations and the populations they serve. Her current research is focused on the impact of public relations strategy of refugee aid organizations on social integration of refugee populations.

Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked as a part-time professor in communications and public relations at Newhouse and SUNY College at Oswego. Her communications career spans well over a decade and includes experience in the following:  K-12 education, health care, technology, defense, nonprofit, and financial services/banking. She is a consultant in public relations and communications with Strategic Communications, LLC in Syracuse.

Gaggin is a 2012 40 Under Forty recipient and currently serves on the board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Central New York Chapter and PRSA Northeast District board of directors. She holds a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University and completed her undergraduate study in business and economics at Le Moyne College.

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