IONA

Natalie Redcross, PhD

Professor

Office Hours:
Wednesday 10 am - 11:30 am
Thursday Noon - 1:30 pm

Dr. Natalie Redcross is an Iona graduate with a BA in Communication Arts and MS in Journalism. She received her Ph.D. from Howard University in Communication and Culture/Mass Communication. Dr. Redcross has ten years of higher education teaching experience including Iona College, Lehman College, California State University at Los Angeles and Northridge. Her courses included print journalism, speech communications, magazine production and many areas of public relations. After relocating to California in 2001, she served as marketing and communications director for the nonprofit Debbie Allen Dance Academy, where she became increasingly interested in education and nonprofit public relations. Following her interest, Dr. Redcross spent her remaining years in California at Insight Education Group, Inc., where she served as Vice President of Communications. In this role, she managed all company communications, public and community relations and marketing of educational products. She was also the editor-in-chief of Within Our Reach, the company's magazine for educators.

Dr. Redcross is a currently a full time faculty member of the Department of Mass Communication, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in public relations. Her research interests include incorporating experiential education and nonprofit organizations in the classroom. She is a member of The Association for Experiential Education, and continues to serve as consultant for individuals and nonprofit organizations.