Joanne Rotondo

  • Part-time Faculty
  • Communication Studies
  • Phone: 401.874.2328
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Joanne has been teaching at URI for 13 years in the Communication Studies program. She also teaches at Roger Williams University, focusing on public relations techniques, principles and practices of public relations, introduction to mass media, writing for mass media, public speaking. She has also taught at Bryant University, University of Massachusetts and Bristol Community College.

Prior to her teaching career, she owned and operated her own public relations firm for 17 years. She worked in public relations at agencies in New York City and Washington, DC.


  • M.S. in Public Relations, American University, Washington, DC, 1981
  • B.A. in Spanish and Sociology, Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), 1976