- Master's degree: Syracuse University
- Bachelor's degree: Wittenberg University
Jeff Conlin is a professional communicator with more than 16 years of experience, currently serving as an independent consultant to organizations focused on digital storage and privacy, environmental conservation and manufacturing efficiencies. Jeff completed an M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. While there, he presented two studies using Q methodology for ISSSS (https://qmethod.org) conferences in Birmingham, U.K. and Ancona, Italy. His research explored attitudes surrounding employee communication within a digital start-up, and coping with loss and bereavement via Facebook. Previously, Jeff attended Wittenberg University and earned a B.A. in American Studies. At Penn State, Jeff hopes to grow his expertise in strategic communications, while refining his skills as a researcher and instructor. He is interested in examining environmental issues and how publics become more active due to related, emerging public health concerns. Jeff enjoys local, independent music and began his career as a promotional intern at Bloodshot Records in Chicago.