Terry Flynn is an associate professor of communications management at McMaster University and one of Canada’s leading public relations/communications management scholars.
During a 20-year communications consulting career, Flynn built an international communications practice specializing in crisis and risk communications, working with such organizations as the Town of Walkerton Ontario (e-coli crisis); the U.S. Navy Public Health Agency (leukemia cluster); the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (base closures and environmental cleanups); the Chemical Manufacturers’ Association; the American Gas Association; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada; and the Vinyl Council of Canada.
His advice and counsel has also been internationally recognized by the Canadian Public Relations Society; the International Association of Business Communicators; the Community Relations Awards; and the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence. His scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Public Relations Review and the Journal of Professional Communications and has also been recognized by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Arthur W. Page Society.
He is a member of a number of professional and academic organizations including the Canadian Public Relations Society (serving as president for 2009-2010); the International Association of Business Communicators; the International Communication Association; the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity; and the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.
He founded the master of communications management degree at McMaster, and was twice named “Teacher of the Year” by the DeGroote School of Business.
He is a graduate of the Newhouse School.