Dr. Kaitlin Hanger

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Assistant Professor, Public Relations
(804) 828-2660

B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Aquinas College
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Wayne State University

Office: 2208M

Kaitlin Hanger, Ph.D. is a full-time faculty member of public relations and graphic design with the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. Dr. Hanger attended Kendall College of Art and Design where she holds a BFA in graphic design, and she has also earned a Master’s degree in multimedia, film, and video design with the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in visual communication from Wayne State University’s urban campus in Detroit and has previously taught at Wayne State, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, Fitchburg State College, the University of Miami, and North Carolina’s Salem College (the oldest women’s higher educational institution in the country, founded in 1772).

Dr. Hanger’s research interests have included Cultural Studies projects focused on the intersection of race, class and female identity in film and television; cinema in its socio-historical and postcolonial contexts and as a form of ideological “glue;” as well as the future of digital publishing. Hanger has also contributed to research for academic conferences and publications in the intersection of Eastern religion and film, pedagogy, and academic excellence in the humanities.

She is a practicing illustrator and promotional design consultant whose professional work currently focuses on social and political causes, non-profit organizations, and arts education. Dr. Hanger is the recipient of several regional and national awards in promotional design, videography, and public relations.