Associate Professor, Public Relations Writing & Document Design
PhD (English), Lehigh University
Dr. O’Brien’s research interests include branding, visual communication, and self-presentation. She has designed work for the East Penn Youth Wrestling Association, Paris-Brest-Paris, the Suburban Swim League, and Air Products Golf League. She has presented at numerous conferences on student-run desktop publishing projects, incorporating detailed software instruction into college writing courses, and the professional writer experience. Dr. O’Brien served as the Assistant Department Chair from 2008-2014 and currently serves on the KU Sesquicentennial Committee.