Kathryn Lancioni

Kathryn Lancioni is lecturer in the School of Commuication and Information at Rutgers University. She is an award-winning, internationally recognized expert in the field of communications and was recently named as one of PR News' "People of the Year" in 2023. Her expertise lies in the intersection of communication, technology, and society. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Lancioni has a unique appreciation and understanding of its dynamic landscape working as a journalist, public relations executive, communications strategist, and college professor. 

Ms. Lancioni has worked for some of the world’s leading PR agencies, including Edelman, Ogilvy, and Weber-Shandwick, as well as with numerous global corporations, including ADP, Creditsafe, Deloitte, IBM, Intelsat, NCR, PanAmSat, Scientific Games, Smith+Nephew, and UPS. In 2006, she launched Presenting Perfection, a communications consultancy providing customized communication coaching and training,  strategic guidance, branding, and PR support to domestic and global organizations. 

Ms. Lancioni has also worked as a college professor teaching the nuances of communication to students in universities across the United States. She has served on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, St. John Fisher College, and William Paterson University. She has guest lectured at Columbia Business School, Cornell University, Rutgers University, and Temple University and has been the featured speaker at several international conferences. 

She serves on the Advisory Council of Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, the Advisory Board of the Market Research Center at the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University, and is a Vice President of the Global Media Executive Council (GMEC).

Ms. Lancioni is the author of three books: Communications Research, Public Relations: The Changing Global Landscape, and The Practice of Public Relations, all published by Kendall Hunt. She hosts the podcast “Practically Speaking” and is a regular contributor to Medium. She is also a member of The Forbes Business Council. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University.

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