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Katlin Swisher

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Ph.D. Higher Education (West Virginia University)

Katlin Swisher is the assistant director of marketing and communications for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, where she is the lead writer and content strategist, social media manager, managing editor of Eberly Magazine, and intern supervisor. She is also an instructor of leadership studies and journalism at WVU and a staff writer for West Virginia Executive magazine.

Swisher holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in higher education administration from WVU and served as the managing editor for the Graduate Student Journal of Higher Education. In 2012, she graduated summa cum laude and as a University Honors Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from WVU. She was named WVU's Ms. Mountaineer for 2011-2012 and a WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior and Public Relations Outstanding Senior.

 Her research interests include West Virginia higher education, land-grant universities, strategic planning, higher education policy, and higher education access. Swisher has presented research at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, National Rural Education Association, and West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and she is a member of the national journalism honorary Kappa Tau Alpha. She currently serves WVU as a member of the Campus Read Committee, Mountaineer Week Committee, and professional mentor for the Reed College of Media. Her previous professional roles at WVU include admissions counselor, program coordinator for admissions and recruitment communications, and overseeing New Student Orientation. In her spare time, you can find her cheering on the Mountaineers and traveling the world as a clarinetist with the WVU Alumni Band.