PH: Carrie Fitzpatrick

Caroline (Carrie) Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication


Communication Law
Cultural Studies
Media Advocacy
New Media Technology
Qualitative Inquiry
Rhetoric & Composition


As a scholar, Fitzpatrick presents and publishes both nationally and internationally, traveling throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Currently, she is exploring social entrepreneurship ventures that tap into her values connecting creative expression, community research, and worldwide literacy efforts.

Her teaching and research have been recognized with a number of awards including a Innovation Grant for Curriculum Development (2013), the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence (2008), Sr. Mary Donatilla Legacy Award for Outstanding Faculty Service (2007), an IUP Doctoral Fellowship for Academic Excellence (2003), an Innovative Teaching Grant for Technology Integration (2001), and the St. Bernardine Award for Excellence in Teaching (2000).

Social Networking & Media Coverage:

Online Profile, LinkedIn for Caroline Fitzpatrick

Personal/Professional Blog, The Tragic Optimist

Berks County Living Magazine
Berks County Living Magazine, August 2013
“Get Inspired Project – Angela Kase,”

Reading Eagle
“Professors Form Consulting Group,” January 1, 2013 

“The Pros and Cons of Social Media,” 09/12/2012

“Alvernia students preserving experiences of nuns,” 11/18/2007

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Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

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     Room 12

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