Joni Koneval joined the College of the Arts in 2013 as the marketing staff member for the School of Theatre and Dance and Porthouse Theatre. She has served as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the College of the Arts since 2020.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History and a Master of Arts degree in History, both from Youngstown State University. Her Master's thesis analyzed the legal, social, and gendered perceptions of sexual violence in the Early American Republic (1790-1850). Previously she coordinated the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival and worked as an editorial assistant for the academic journals Ohio History and the Journal of Jewish Identities.
Joni leads the College of the Arts marketing team, comprised of marketing staff members in the Schools of Art, Fashion, Music, and Theatre and Dance, and coordinates the College's marketing and communication efforts, the website, and social media.
She has written articles for aroundKent Magazine and represents the College of the Arts on Kent State University's Social Media Action Committee.
B.A. in Political Science and History, Youngstown State University, 2010, M.A. in History, Youngstown State University, 2012
"A 'Peculiar Offence': Legal, Popular, and Gendered Perceptions of Sexual Violence in the Early American Republic, 1790-1850," Youngstown State University/OhioLink ETD Center, 2012
Joni L. Koneval. "The Jury in Lincoln's America by Stacy Pratt McDermott (review)." Ohio History 120, no. 120 (2013): 143-144.
"The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University," aroundKent Magazine Vol. 4, 2014
"From Kent to New York and Beyond: Sabatino A. Verlezza," aroundKent Magazine Vol. 5, 2015
"Terri Kent: The Heart of Porthouse Theatre," aroundKent Magazine Vol. 6 2015
"A Dancer's Success: Nina Price," aroundKent Magazine Vol. 7 2015
"Porthouse Theatre: Raise Your Voice, Raise the Roof," aroundKent Magazine Vol. 9 2016
Kent State Social Media Action Committee, National Alliance for Musical Theatre