Academic Experience                                                   

 

            Associate Professor, 2014 – Present                                                                                                     West Virginia University                               Reed College of Media* (public relations & strategic communications)                                                Morgantown, WV

            *formerly P.I. Reed School of Journalism (name changed July 2014)

 

            Principal Investigator and Project Director, spring 2015   Present                                           West Virginia University

            Benedum-funded Community Branding Initiative                                                                                    Morgantown, WV

 

            Interim Strategic Communications Program Coordinator, fall 2014                                         West Virginia University

            Reed College of Media* (served while the current coordinator was on sabbatical)                           Morgantown, WV

     

            Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, 2008 – 2014                                                                                West Virginia University                               P.I. Reed School of Journalism (public relations & strategic communications)                                     Morgantown, WV

 

            Instructor of Record, 2006  (two semesters)                                                                                    University of North Carolina                         School of Journalism & Mass Communication (public relations)                                                                 Chapel Hill, NC

 

            Research Assistant, August 2006 – May 2007                                                                                  University of North Carolina                           School of Journalism & Mass Communication (legal research)                                                                    Chapel Hill, NC

              

            Research Assistant, August 2004 – May 2007                                                                                   University of North Carolina          

            School of Journalism & Mass Communication (social science research)                                                      Chapel Hill, NC

    

            Teaching Assistant, January 2003 – May 2004                                                                                      West Virginia University                             P.I. Reed School of Journalism  (journalism history & feature writing)                                                     Morgantown, WV

 

        For details about my professional/industry experience, please refer to my CV (accessible via PassCode or by email request).

Associate Professor | Strategic Communications | Public Relations

Rita Colistra, Ph.D.

 

Reed College of Media

West Virginia University

P.O. Box 6010

Morgantown, WV 26505

Personal email: rfcolistra@gmail.com

Work email:  rita.colistra@mail.wvu.edu

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