College of Arts and Sciences

Caitlin Ring, PhD

  • Caitlin Ring, PhD
    PhD, Communication
    Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication
    Phone: 206-220-8531
    Building/Room: LYNN 306

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    Teaching / Research Interests:

    Dr. Ring teaches courses in strategic communications, media law, public affairs, research methods and social media management.

    Her primary research interests are in media law and policy as they pertain to new media, freedom of expression and social justice. Her current work focuses on hate speech in social media.


    Dr. Caitlin Ring is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Seattle University. Dr. Ring earned her PhD in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder.

    Professionally, Dr. Ring comes to academia with a background in public relations. She has six years of agency and non-profit experience as an account executive, account manager and director of communications. Dr. Ring has a B.A. in Communication (Magna Cum Laude) from Clemson University, and an M.S. in Public Relations (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Denver.

    In her free time Dr. Ring enjoys live music, reading, running and exploring the city with her partner Wayne and her dog Rocco.