- Master's: Shippensburg University
- Bachelor's: Penn State
Jonathan McVerry is a communications strategist for the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication and the Science Communication Program, research centers in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. He also teaches COMM 260W: News Writing and Reporting 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 titled “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, Pa., in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, McVerry often works as a freelance writer and performs in a local acoustic rock band called Hops & Vines. He is also a volunteer host on WPSU’s “Folk Show” radio program.
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