Department of Communication

Lorra Brown


Office:   Hobart Hall 109
Phone:   (973) 720-2609
Office Hours:   Posted and by appointment

Department: Communication
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Public Relations / Professional Communication



  • Graduate Program Director, M.A. in Professional Communication
  • Communication Internship Coordinator
  • Faculty Advisor , Student Public Relations Association



  • M.A. Corporate & Organizational Communication Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.A. Communication/Public Relations Mansfield University of Pennsylvania


Professional History:

  • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide,  Senior Vice President / Director: Consumer Marketing Group  
  • Weber Shandwick Worldwide.  Senior Managing Director, Travel & Lifestyle PR


Five Signs You’re Not Holding Yourself Accountable, PR Daily, February 3, 2014

Ten Simple Search Tactics That Actually Work, PR Daily, Oct. 3, 2013

From College to Career: 5 Keys for Future Success, PR Daily, September 25, 2013

From College to Career: 5 Keys for Future Success, Public Relations Institute of Australia

10 things to love about public relations, PR Daily, August 20, 2013 (reprinted from 2012)

How to Ask for a Raise…And Get It, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants newsletter, August 2013!

A 10-Step Guide for Exceptional PR Bosses, PR Daily, July 23, 2013

10 things you ought to expect in your first job Healthcare Communication, June 25, 2013

A 10-Step Guide for Exceptional PR Bosses  (reprinted from May 2012)

10 things you should expect on your first job, PR Daily, May 21, 2013

5 mistakes new managers make (and how to fix them), PR Daily, April 10, 2013

The ultimate resource guide for PR interns, PR Daily, March 25, 2013

12 Tips for Acing Internships, March 25, 2013 (reprinted from May 2012 issue)

12 Dos and Don’ts for Interns, March 25, 2013 (reprinted from March 2012)

10 Things every PR portfolio must have, PR Daily, March 21, 2013

How to ask for a raise—and get it, PR Daily, February 28, 2013

10 Ways to annoy a college professor and lose a reference, PR Daily, February 22, 2013

10 resume tips to help you land a job, PR Daily, February 14, 2013

10 ways to boost your PR career in 2013, PR Daily, January 9, 2013

Dos and don’ts for attending a career fair, PR Daily, December 18, 2012

How to volunteer your way to a new job, PR Daily, November 29, 2012

5 Essential tips for quitting your job, PR Daily, September 27, 2012

10 Tips for Landing Your PR Dream Job, PR Daily, September 25, 2012

10 Tips for Earning Respect in the Public Relations Industry, PR Daily, August 30, 2012

10 Things Successful PR Pros Understand, PR Daily, June 26, 2012

Stressed out, relax with these ten tips, PR Daily, June 19, 2012

How to impress potential employers with your handshake, PR Daily, June 11, 2012

12 Tips from employers for acing PR internships, PR Daily, May 23, 2012

5 steps to network your way to a PR job, PR Daily, May 17, 2012

7 Insider PR tips for students and new graduates, PR Daily, May 2, 2012

3 Ways to Score a Job Interview, PR Daily, April 13, 2012

PR students, 5 signs—and cures—for senioritis, PR Daily, March 29, 2012

A 10-step guide for exceptional PR bosses, PR Daily, March 16, 2012

Dos and Don’ts for PR Interns, PR Daily, March 9, 2012

8 Ways PR is Like Parenthood, PR Daily, March 2, 2012

PR Prof: My Professional Blunders, PR Daily, March 1, 2012

How to Survive (and thrive) when you have a terrible boss, PR Daily, February 20, 2012

10 Things to Love About Public Relations, PR Daily, February 15, 2012

10 Things you should expect in your first PR job, PR Daily, February 9, 2012

10 Tips for landing your PR dream job, PR Daily, February 3, 2012

Glamour? Ha! The realities of entertainment and fashion PR, PR Daily, February 1, 2012

The Relationship Between Motherhood & Professional Advancement: Perceptions vs. Reality.  Employee Relations Journal  August 2010, V.32 Issue V.

From College to Career: Start now to plan for your future calling (October 2009) PRSA PR Tactics

Holiday Road: Tracking the development of travel and tourism public relations (June 2009) PRSA PR Tactics 16(6), 11.

Nobody’s perfect: Lessons learned from PR blunders (May 2009) PRSA PR Tactics 16(5), 21.

Pitch Perfect: How to succeed when client or media marching orders don’t make sense (March 2009).  PRSA PR Tactics 16(3).

Stand and deliver: Tips to turn one-time clients long term (August 2008)  PRSA PR Tactics 15 (8), 17.

Bringing Up Baby: The Impact of Motherhood on Career Advancement. (Spring 2008) PR Strategist 14(2), 20-23.

Say Novelty, not novice: Avoiding the resume mistakes common among young professionals.  (April 2008) PRSA PR Tactics. 15(4), 10.

Internet Protocol: Agency Professionals Discuss Best Online Media Practices (May 2008).  PRSA PR Tactics 15(5), 24.

Faulty pitches: How to avoid sending irrelevant, infuriating material to editors, (December 2007).  PRSA PR Tactics.  14(12), 17.

Motivation Through Encouragement: Train your organization’s future leaders by being more than a “boss,” (August 2007) PRSA PR Tactics 14(8), 13.

Gaining Experience: The Road Map to Success, (October 2007) PRSA PR Tactics, 14(10), 40.

VT Tragedy teaches students the true nature of public relations, (September 2007) PRSA PR Tactics 14(9), 21.  


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