Amy Thurlow is Chair and association professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has been teaching public relations and business communication for almost 15 years. Before joining the Mount’s faculty in 2005, she taught communications at the Fred C. Manning School of Business at Acadia University. Prior to that, she was the program coordinator for the Advanced Diploma in Public Relations at the Nova Scotia Community College where she was responsible for program delivery and development.
Amy’s professional experience includes her role as an organizational development consultant at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS where she was responsible for developing and implementing staff education programs and providing strategic counsel to staff and management in the areas of communication and teambuilding. Prior to joining the Health Center team, Amy worked as a communicator and program coordinator with a number of International Development agencies. In this capacity her public relations work included program development in community and government relations, cross cultural education, and economic planning.
Amy has a PhD in management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Her research is in the area of organizational communication, identity, sensemaking and change. She holds an MA in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) and a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society.
Affiliation: Mount St. Vincent University (http://www.msvu.ca)