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May 16, 2016 - Dr. Karen Mercincavage, associate technical professor of Mass Communications at King’s College, earned a doctorate in Media Communications and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was titled “The Effects of Delivery Modes of HIV/AIDS Advertisements on Behavioral Change in Young Women,” a quantitative study focusing on the interplay between visual and health communication.

A member of King’s faculty since 2007, Mercincavage heads the Visual and Brand Communications track in the Mass Communications Department, where she teaches courses on image manipulation, illustration, corporate branding, and digital animation. She is a member of the College’s Media Board; advisor for InHouse Design club; co-advisor for Psi Epsilon chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national mass communication honor society; and co-advisor for “The Crown,” the College’s student newspaper.  

Prior to coming to King’s, she served as Senior Multimedia Graphic Designer in Marketing Communication for Blue Cross of Northeaster Pennsylvania. She is a freelance designer for CSS Industries, Inc., a national manufacturer of seasonal consumer products distributed to large retail chains.

She is a member of the American Advertising Federation, Northeast Pennsylvania; AIGA, the professional association for design; and National Communication Association. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s degree in Communication Arts from Marywood University.

Dr. Karen Mercincavage