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Marjorie Kruvand, Ph.D.

Title/s: Associate Professor/ Program Director, MS in Global Strategic Communication

Office #: School of Communication 211

Phone: 312.915.7729

E-mail: mkruvand@luc.edu

CV Link: KruvandCV2015


Marjorie Kruvand has been a faculty member in the Advertising and Public Relations program since 2008. She brings to Loyola more than three decades of experience in journalism, public relations, and academia.

Previously, Dr. Kruvand was a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; a senior vice president and partner at FleishmanHillard, one of the world’s largest public relations agencies; and an assistant professor of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston. She was also a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara.


Ph.D., Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri

M.S., Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

B.A. in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Dr. Kruvand’s areas of research specialization include health and science communication, mass communication of bioethical issues, the use of expert sources, and dynamics between public relations professionals and journalists. Topics she has examined include face transplants, the birth control pill, synthetic biology, stem cell research, and end-of-life care. Her research has been published in Public Relations Review, Case Studies in Strategic Communication, Science Communication, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, American Journalism, and the Newspaper Research Journal. Dr. Kruvand has also presented peer-reviewed research papers at the annual conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Communication Association, and International Communication Association.

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School of Communication · 820 N. Michigan Ave
Water Tower Campus · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6548 · Fax: 312.915.6955
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