B.A. University of Georgia
B.S. Golden Gate University
M.B.A. Golden Gate University
Defense Language Institute/English Language School
Defense Information School/Public Affairs Officer Course
Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Associate Professor of Communication at Curry College in Milton, MA, where he teaches undergraduate public relations courses, oversees the public relations concentration, and serves as Faculty Adviser for the Curry College Public Relations Student Association.
Prior to his move into academia, Kirk practiced nonprofit and government public relations and marketing for more than 35 years in the US as well as Asia. During his professional career, he managed communication programs for healthcare and member services organizations as well as the US Army and US Air Force in Vietnam, the Philippines and the United States. He also provided consulting services for both the Manila and the Singapore Red Cross.
Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Kirk is a former member of PRSA's national Board of Directors and has held leadership positions with PRSA Educators Academy and PRSA Northeast District as well as with the Boston and Hawaii PRSA chapters.
He was inducted into PRSA's prestigious College of Fellows in 2009 and is one of just two actively-teaching college professors in Massachusetts to have earned this distinction. Kirk also has been recognized for his contributions to the public relations profession with "Lifetime Achievement" awards by the Boston Chapter, PRSA, and the Publicity Club of New England.
Passionate about his profession, Kirk shares his experience and his insatiable curiosity with his students, encouraging them to stretch themselves to succeed. He brings real-life public relations challenges into the classroom, providing students with hands-on experience that prepares them for post-graduation opportunities.
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"The musings of a public relations professional (APR, Fellow PRSA) now a public relations professor on the state of the profession, higher education, and probably everything in between." kirkhazlett.com
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Name: Kirk Hazlett
Title: Associate Professor
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