Katrina Neely Farren-Eller  PhD

Associate Professor of Public Relations


BA, Michigan Technological University, 2002
MA, Michigan Technological University, 2004
PhD, Michigan Technological University, 2010

Dr. Neely joined Loras in 2018. Her PhD is in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University, and she also holds two executive certificates in strategic diversity and inclusion management and organizational development and change leadership from Georgetown University. Her research is grounded in narrative identity and use of self, and focuses on identity development through the relationship between self and other. She previously coordinated the Inclusive Dubuque Network, a group of 60+ partners working on making their organizations and Dubuque more equitable and Inclusive. She is currently teaching public speaking, organizational communication, advanced PR writing, and desktop publishing.