Emily S. Kinsky, Ph.D.

Professor of Media Communication

Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex 161
Phone: 806-651-2412

Professional Profile

Dr. Kinsky joined the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M in 2011. She received a B.A. in the University Scholar program at Baylor University in 1993, an M.A. in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University in 2008.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Kinsky serves in the Department of Communication. She teaches Media Design, New Media, and Qualitative Research Methods. In 2017, she helped establish WT's student-run PR firm, 1910 PR, which is on a select list of affiliated student run firms with the Public Relations Student Society of America.

She is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a past head of the AEJMC Public Relations Division. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America, National Broadcasting Society, American Advertising Federation, serves as a member-at-large on the Commission on Public Relations Education, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Public Relations Research. Dr. Kinsky has been named to the Fulbright Specialist Program list.

In the Department of Communication, she serves as the lead adviser for the 1910 PR and a co-adviser for the WTAMU chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the National Broadcasting Society, as well as the department's Media Communication Association. 

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Kinsky’s research interests include the portrayal of public relations in the media, crisis communication, social media and the use of media by children.