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Brenda Foster Adjunct Professorial Lect School of Communication

Contact
Send email to Brenda Foster
Before and after classes and by appointment
Degrees
B.A. Journalism, Penn State University
M.P.A., George Mason University

Bio
Brenda K. Foster is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the School of Communication with more than 20 years’ experience directing strategic communications for government, university, foundation and non-profit organizations. She is a Senior Vice President at Vanguard Communications, a Washington, DC-based firm specializing in the promotion of social issues. Throughout her career, Brenda has led successful campaigns to establish a national monument in the wildlands of Southern Utah, reshape America’s food system to deepen the connection between consumers and family farmers, and decrease discrimination and prejudice related to mental health issues. She is a co-author of Evaluating Social Change, a paper on communications measurement, and she has published various national articles and op-eds. In 2019, she was named a Top Woman in PR by PR News. Brenda also has served as the Chair of the Manassas Park City School Board.



She has a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University and a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Fall 2021

  • COMM-640 Principles of Strategic Comm

  • COMM-640 Principles of Strategic Comm

Spring 2022

  • COMM-629 Capstone in Political Comm