Kathleen K. Olson, JD/PhD, Associate professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, Lehigh University


April 2014

I have been teaching journalism and communication courses at Lehigh since 2000. Before coming to Lehigh, I earned my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina and my master's in journalism at the University of Texas. I also have a law degree from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in speech from Northwestern.

I have worked as a news editor and content producer at the online Austin American-Statesman, as a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., and on the copy desk at The Tampa Tribune.

I live in Allentown, Pa., with my husband, John Beatty. I can be reached via e-mail at kko2@lehigh.edu and by phone at (610) 758-5825.