Julie Napieralski is an instructor for the Kent State master's degree in public relations online program. She has 15 yeas of field experience in public relations and was most recently public relations and social media account director at Martino Flynn, LLC, a full-service advertising, public relations, and digital media agency based in Rochester, N.Y.
An alumnus of Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Julie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. She received a Master of Science degree in communications management from the S.T. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Her capstone research explored the differences between the perceptions of organizational executives and practitioners on the practice of public relations. The study revealed the barriers and challenges that the public relations function faces in becoming a recognized management science with a legitimate seat at the decision making table.