Jane Dailey

Associate Professor
Ph.D.-Mass Communication, Louisiana State University (2008); M.S.-Journalism, Ohio University (1989); B.S.-Communication, University of Rio Grande (1985)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Health Campaigns
  • Introduction to Public Relations
Courses - Spring
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Crisis Communications
  • Introduction to Public Relations


Dr. Jane Dailey, APR, is an Associate Professor of Communication and Public Relations with more than a decade of teaching experience. She has taught a range of courses in communication and media including public relations, crisis communication, speech communication, campaigns and media writing. She has a passion for experiential learning and often integrates these types of opportunities into the classes she teaches. She is most proud of her students' work that has a lasting impact in the community whether helping increase organ and tissue donor registries or preventing alcohol and substance abuse among youth.

This hands-on approach to education comes from her own professional experience where she worked as a public information specialist and public involvement coordinator for Ohio EPA early in her career, and later as the community and government relations director for Hull & Associates, Inc., an Ohio-based environmental engineering firm. She earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) in 2000 and has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for almost 30 years.

Dr. Dailey has been recognized for her professional and academic accomplishments throughout her career. This includes a governor's appointment to Ohio's Small Business Environmental Compliance Committee, a position on the Central Ohio PRSA board, the Wal Seifert Award for outstanding service to PRSSA, and the Marietta College Adviser of the Year award. Her research is in the area of media and the environment, and she is especially interested in matters of environmental justice.

When she's not teaching, she's hiking. She's a 2,000-miler, having completed the entire 2,190+ miles of the Appalachian Trail, and has hiked in the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks, Great Smoky Mountains, Colorado, and the Grand Tetons.