Christe McKittrick

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Clinical Professor of Strategic Communication

Christie McKittrickChriste L. McKittrick is a clinical faculty member in the department of Media, Journalism and Film. She teaches in the area of communications, primarily Strategic Communication, Communication Theory and Public Speaking. She holds a Juris Doctorate of Law and double Bachelor of Science degrees with distinction in Agricultural Economics and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professionally, McKittrick practiced law for 8 years specializing in Labor and Employment law. She prosecuted and won one of Wisconsin’s highest ranking cases in Fair Employment, setting precedent for workplace accommodation of disabled workers. She served as the Public Affairs Director for a 700 employee state agency in the areas of environmental, consumer protection, trade and agricultural regulation.

Before coming to Miami University in 2008, she was the News and Promotions Director for two non-commercial radio stations which were part of the Northwestern Radio Network family of 17 stations. She helped coordinate the station’s first $1 million annual fund raiser.

A media consultant, professional speaker and trainer, McKittrick is also a freelance and fiction writer. She speaks often to student and business groups on leadership, interpersonal communication and group peak performance. She and her husband have 4 children.