Program Coordinator, Lecturer
Patricia Hernandez, PhD, is the Communication Program Coordinator. Dr. Hernandez joined Johns Hopkins from Marian University where she developed a digital media study track, served as the advisor for the student newspaper and as Co-Director of the Honors Program. Hernandez has extensive experience in on-ground and online course and program development an online M.S. degree in communication.
Dr. Hernandez’s work appears in the Journal of Communication Education, Journal of Media Psychology, and Journal of Psycho-oncology and the Handbook of Arab American Psychology. She has served in a consultant role for the CD, small businesses, and higher education institutions. She was awarded a PRSA Silver Anvil award for an internship partnership program with the city of Riverside.
Outside of higher education, Hernandez served as the Vice-President of Character Education at because I said I would, an international social movement and nonprofit where she led strategic communication and program development and implementation as appeared on the NBC TODAY Show.
Hernandez received her PhD in Journalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she also earned her MS in life sciences communication.
Her current research interest is health behavior change with a digital media lens. She has led and participated in service projects across six countries and three continents.