Karen Mercincavage is Associate Technical Professor and heads the Visual and Brand Communications track in the Mass Communications Department.  She received her B.A. in Advertising from The Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. in Communication Arts from Marywood University, and her Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mercincavage is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Northeast Pennsylvania; AIGA, the professional association for design; International Communication Association (ICA) and National Communication Association (NCA).  She is a member of the King’s College Media Board, advisor for InHouse Design club, co-advisor for the national honor society, and co-advisor for The Crown.  

Dr. Mercincavage’s communications background includes graphic design experience in newspaper, advertising, and health communication. She continues working as a freelance graphic designer and has collaborated with businesses and college faculty to produce targeted communications materials for local and national publication. She is a freelance designer for CSS Industries, Inc., a national manufacturer of seasonal consumer products distributed to large retail chains.