- BA Communication (summa cum laude), University of Massachusetts
MA Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
PhD Communication, University of Maryland
- Paula Weissman is a full-time professor of Public Communication and the Program Director for the School of Communication’s Online M.A. in Strategic Communication. Previously, she helped launch the M.P.S. program in Integrated Marketing Communications at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and served for several years as an administrator and faculty member for Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Communication program. Prior to her academic career, she worked for public relations and research firms, including Porter Novelli, the Sutton Group, and the Center for the Study of Services, on a variety of health and social change initiatives. Her research is focused on how public relations and other strategic communication efforts can be used to facilitate informed health and risk decision making.