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Krider, Diane

Associate Professor



Dr. Krider worked in advertising, secondary education and as a communication consultant before completing her Ph.D. She did extensive communication training and workshops in the Midwest focusing on establishing rapport, NLP, deception, presentational speaking, employment skills, media relations and crisis communication.

She was one of the co-founders of the Integrative Public Relations program at CMU, cultivated a large and active chapter of the Public Relations Student of Society and worked with students to develop an in-house student agency. The CMU PRSSA Chapter was named in her honor. She has served on the Public Relations Society of America Educator’s Academy, East Central District and PRSA White Pine Chapter boards and co-chaired two national tasks force initiatives. 

She served in administrative positions as Assistant to the Dean, Interim Associate Dean, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts (now the College of the Arts and Media), Integrative Public Relations Council Chair and Communication Area Coordinator. 


Recent Scholarships

Krider, D. S. (2015). Assessing public relations education. In Johnson & Neff (Eds.), Learning to Teach (4th ed). New York, NY: Public Relations Society of America, 245-258

Krider, D.S., & Serini, S. (2014, Oct.). Millennials as leaders: Are they ready? Presentation at the International Public Relations Society of America Conference, Washington, DC.

Serini, S., & Krider, D. S. (2016). Millennials and public relations leadership in the 21st century: Are they ready? Public Relations Journal, 9(4), 1-20, New York, NY: Public Relations Society of America. 

More about Diane Krider

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
MA, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
BA, Eastern Illinois University

Courses Taught

• Communication Capstone
• Crisis Communication
• Inte​​rcultural Communication
• Interpersonal Communication
• Organizational Communication
• Public Relations
• Training & Development