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 to 2014 and currently serves on the KU Sesquicentennial Committee.