Kathleen Fearn-Banks

A.B.D. for Ed.D. in Instructional Technology, USC, 1981;
M.S, Journalism, UCLA, 1965

Office: CMU 133
E-Mail: kfb@uw.edu

Kathleen Fearn-Banks’ research is primarily in crisis communications. She departed from that subject recently to write The Historical Dictionary of African-American Television because of her two decades in network television. She will also soon resume the study of press secretaries of U.S. presidents.

Selected Publications

Crisis Communication: A Review of Some Best Practices, in R. Heath & G. Vasquez (eds.), Handbook of Public Relations, in press.

People to People: An Introduction to Mass Communications, with Anthony Chan, 1997.

Crisis Communications: A Casebook Approach, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc, 1995.

Elected “1998 PR Professional of the Year” by the Seattle chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.