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Kelly McBride, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Immaculata University, Malvern, PA 2010
  • M.Ed., Urban Education, Alvernia University, Reading, PA 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 1983


  • Communications Director for Twin Valley School District, Elverson, PA 2001-2010
  • Vice President of Communications, Santander Bank, Reading, PA 1998-2001
  • Press Secretary/Communications Director, Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, Harrisburg, PA 1995-1998
  • Executive Director, Pennsylvania Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Harrisburg, PA 1992-1995


  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Public Relations Planning
  • Public Relations Campaigns


  • Certificate of Recognition - Twin Valley School Board, Excellence in Public Relations - 2007
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association Award of Excellence for Education Publications - 2005
  • Pennsylvania School Board Association Honorable Mention for Education Publications - 2004
  • Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Excellence in Education - Communication - 2004
  • Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Recognition Award - 1996

Recent Publications

  • "Keep Cool and Say the Right Thing: What to do When a Reporter is at Your Door", AMLE Magazine. Association for Middle Level Education. October 2014
  • "Social Media Bullying", The Anchor (Magazine). Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority, Spring 2014
  • "Virginia Tech Students Tackle Scleroderma", Scleroderma Voice (Magazine). National Scleroderma Foundation. Spring, 2014
  • "Kurish Wins Inaugural Harry Kalas Award", Charlie Talk (Magazine). La Salle University Alumni Magazine. December, 2012
  • "Man Overboard", (Book Chapter) for WS Publishing Group, 2010

Recent Presentations

  • "Embracing Tensions of Fandom and Feminism in the Reality Television Landscape", National Communication Association 101st Convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015
  • "Social Media Commerce: The Real Housewives of New Jersey", 3rd Annual Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications, Singapore, September 2014
  • "What Every School Leader Needs to Know When Reporters Call", Association for Middle Level Education, 40th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MO, 2013
  • "Social Media Applications and Social Media Bullying", Latinos Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
  • Service

    • National Communication Association
    • Public Relations Society of America
    • International Association of Business Communicators
    • National School Public Relations Association
    • American Cancer Society - Relay for Life


    • Instructor, Meek School of Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Adjunct Professor, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
    • Adjunct Professor, Immaculata University, Malvern, PA
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