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Communications educator

Adrienne Gratia O'Brien, American communications educator. Member project steering committee Where Are the Women?, 2002; board directors Girl Scouts of Nassau County, since 2002; Member of Women on the Job (vice president 1995—2004), Alpha Epsilon Rho (honorary).


O'Brien, Adrienne Gratia was born on November 19, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of John Robert and Regina C. (Murphy) O'B.


AB, Hunter College, New York City, 1957; Master of Arts, Villanova (Pennsylvania) U., 1964; Master of Arts, Villanova (Pennsylvania) U., 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1973.


Faculty, Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 1962-1968; director R & D, Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972; professor, chair Master of Arts program, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, 1974-1978; dean School Media and Arts, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, 1979-1991; professor committee arts, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, since 1992. President Agency for International Development Associations, New York City, 1972-1974. Associate Creative Cons., Port Washington, New York, since 1992.

Reviewer National Council Humanities, Washington, 1981;president Women in Instrnl. Technology, Washington, 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Computer Based Training Today, 1987. Producer, director (video) Then and Now, 1995 (Communicator award, 1996), Legacy of Mother Ursula, 1996 (Communicator award, 1997), Maritime Museum of Long Island, founder, executive producer Long Island News tonight, 1984. Reviewer: Journal Staff Development, 1990.


Member advisory county Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield New York, 1987-1990. Board directors Nassua County Holocaust Memorial & Education Center New York, since 1996. Member American Association of University Women, International Radio & television Society, Women on the Job (vice president 1995), Public Rels.

Society American.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.


Married David G. Salten, December 21, 1987 (deceased October 2006).

John Robert O'B.

Regina C. (Murphy) O'B.

David G. Salten