Martinelli, Kathleen A

Martinelli, Kathleen A

Assoc Professor, Journalism & Mass Comm
Advisor Journalism & Mass Communications





Preferred: (408) 924-3285

Office Hours

MTWTH 10-1


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford Univ, 1991
  • Master of Arts, Public Relations, Ball St Univ, Indiana, United States, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism, Ball St Univ, Indiana, United States, 1978
  • Bachelor of Science, English, Ball St Univ, Indiana, United States, 1978


I've taught at San Jose State for 20 years, a career I love. My favorite part of the job is helping students to understand what public relations is all about and how they can make an impact. My professional experience includes two years as a newspaper reporter for the Muncie Star (my favorite job as a professional); two years as Assistant Sports Information Director, Ball State University; two years as Education Writer, BSU Public Information services; two years as the Assistant to the Dean in the Graduate School, BSU. I have taught all the PR courses, but primarily focus on case studies and strategic writing. In addition, I'm the undergraduate advisor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Come see me–you're always welcome!