Colleen A. McMahon

Associate Professor of Integrated Media

Colleen McMahon is an associate professor of Integrated Media. For the past 31 years she has taught Public Relations and Communication courses. McMahon's specialties range from teaching advanced-level public speaking to research methods in public relations....

Colleen A. McMahon

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

M.A., Washington State University

B.A., Gonzaga University

Courses Taught

PRLS 340: Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations

PRLS 330: Public Relations Research Methods

PRLS 480: Public Relations Capstone

SPCO 321: Advanced Public Speaking


Colleen McMahon is an associate professor of Integrated Media. For the past 31 years she has taught Public Relations and Communication courses. McMahon's specialties range from teaching advanced-level public speaking to research methods in public relations. McMahon has over 32 years of experience in training and consulting for groups and individuals. She enjoys golf, travel, cooking, and her family.

McMahon, Colleen, & Prindle, Ron. Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations (Kendall-Hunt Publishers). 2015.

Hazel, M., McMahon, C., & Schmidt, N. (2011) Immediate feedback: A Means of Reducing Distracting Filler Words During Public Speeches. Basic Communication Course Annual, 23, 1-28.

McMahon, C., Caputo, J., Hazel, H. and Dannels, D. Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought and Expression (Kendall-Hunt Publishers). 2002.

McMahon, C. & Caputo, J. Senior Colloquium Design. Proceedings of the AJCU Communication Conference. 1998.

McMahon, C., Hazel, H. and Caputo, J. Interpersonal Communication: Using Reason to Make Relationships Work (Kendall-Hunt Publishers). 1996.

McMahon, C., Hazel, H. and Caputo, J. Interpersonal Communication: Competency Through Critical Thinking (Allyn & Bacon, A division of Simon and Schuster Publications). An introductory textbook. Published January 1994.

Teaching/Research Interests include:

  • Public Relations
  • PR Speech Writing and Delivery
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Media Relations