Jonathan McVerry


Jonathan McVerry

Communications Strategist


  • Bachelor's: Penn State
  • Master's: Shippensburg University



Jonathan McVerry is the communications manager for the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication and a strategist for the Bellisario College. He has also taught COMM 260W News Writing and Reporting and COMM 471 Public Relations Methods for the Bellisario College.

After graduating from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, McVerry began his career at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette as a political and general assignment reporter. He then earned a master’s degree in communication studies at Shippensburg University. He hosted two radio shows, “The Global Café” and “Rockin’ the Ship,” while completing his master’s thesis, “The Effect of Celebrity on the Framing of Darfur in Elite U.S. Newspapers.”

McVerry joined the Penn State staff as a writer/editor for the University’s Auxiliary & Business Services organization. After that, he worked as the communications manager for Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute.

A native of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, McVerry performs in a local acoustic rock band called Hops & Vines. He is also a novice local historian who sometimes writes about the village of Lemont and other areas in the Centre Region.


Jonathan McVerry
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