Candace Parrish

Advertising/Public Relations

Candace Parrish

Assistant Professor

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Candace P. Parrish is an assistant professor of public relations at Penn State. Parrish earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. related to the areas of public relations, health communication, and visual communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recently, Parrish spearheaded the initiative to develop and launch the first VR-enhanced (virtual reality) online strategic communications and public relations master’s program at Sacred Heart University. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her research centered around visuals (infographics) used in public relations and health communication--although her interests span over a few areas (including sexual assault, diversity, sustainability, and body positivity.) Additionally, Parrish has over nine years of industry/consulting experience, has been featured in Forbes, and is a freelance writer who has contributed to PR Daily.


Candace Parrish
304 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)
University Park, PA 16802