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Gail Ramsey, M.A.

Gail Ramsey, M.A.

Gail Ramsey
Assistant Professor of Media and Communication
Saint Joseph Hall, Room 476

Gail Ramsey holds an M.A. in communication from American University and a B.A. in administration of justice from Temple University. She worked most of her professional career in the legal profession as a paralegal specialist managing presentations for high-profile trials. During her career, Gail has served as media relations spokespersons for cases. Gail teaches at the intersection of media and law and is the author of articles on courtroom drama and headline news. She held various teaching and administrative roles at Montgomery County Community College for nine years before joining the faculty at Chestnut Hill College in the Media & Communication Department as an adjunct faculty and later promoted to an assistant professor and supervisor of Griffin PR, the student-run public relations agency. Gail has directed student campaigns for the Philadelphia Police Department, Gift of Life and Philadelphia Phillies.

Educational Background: 

M.A. Communication/Public Relations, American University, Washington, DC
Master’s Thesis: Litigation Public Relations: Courtroom Drama or Headline News?

B.A. Administration of Justice, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Courses Taught: 

Public Relations 

Public Relations Writing

Litigation Public Relations

Media and Society

Courtroom Communication

Media Crime and Justice

Scholarly Interests: 

Media influence on high-profile trials and tragedies.

Selected Publications: 

Ramsey, G. (1999, April). Litigation Publicity: Courtroom Drama or Headline News? Communication & The Law, 21 (1)

Ramsey, G. (2000, April). Communication theories on trial. Communication theories on trial. Communication & The Law, 22 (3)

Ramsey, G. (2007, May). After the pier tragedy, justice, and peace. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Relevant Experience: 

Public Relations Society of America
Philadelphia Public Relations Association