Faculty & Staff

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Kathryn Thier

Instructor and Snowden Internship Coordinator

129 Franklin Building
541-346-2528
kthier@uoregon.edu

Kathryn Thier teaches public relations and journalism at the School of  Journalism and Communication, drawing on 10 years of experience as a daily newspaper reporter and communications professional. She also coordinates the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism, a statewide journalism internship program open to all college students in Oregon.

As a staff writer for The Charlotte Observer, Thier earned first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the North Carolina Press Association and wrote a reader-favorite column about local development. She also covered local news and high school sports at Newsday. After leaving journalism, she directed communications and public relations for an e-commerce startup and a North Carolina private school.


Education

  • MS, Columbia University
  • BA, Brown University

Honors/Awards

UO School of Journalism and Communication Outstanding Teaching by an Adjunct Instructor, 2014-15

Courses

  • Gateway to Media I, II, and III
  • Reporting I
  • Solutions Journalism
  • Strategic Writing and Media Relations
  • Strategic Public Relations Communication