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Public relations educator

Joseph Michael Zappala, American public relations educator.


Zappala, Joseph Michael was born on July 21, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Rosario Joseph and Patricia Mary (Carhart) Zappala.


Bachelor in Journalism, St. Bonaventure University, 1981. Master of Arts in Public Relations, Syracuse University, 1992.


Program coordinator Muscular Dystrophy Association, Syracuse, 1981. Account executive public relations Communication Concepts, 1983. Freelance writer Auburn (New York ) Citizen, Central New York Business Review, 1984.

Public relations director, account executive Latorra Advertising, Inc., 1985-1987. Assistant professor public relations Utica (New York ) College, 1987-1994, associate professor, since 1994. Public relations consultant New York State Beef Industry Council, Syracuse, 1987-1988, Mackenzie Smith Lewis Michell & Hughes, Syracuse, 1990-1992, Latorra Advertising/Oswego County, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles and book reviews to professional journals.


Member public relations committee Salvation Army, Syracuse, since 1992, youth mentor, 1992-1993. Consultant public relations and marketing Contemporary Theatre, Syracuse, since 1993. Consultant, member promotions committee Winterfest, Syracuse, 1990-1992.

Member Public Relations Society of America (president central New York chapter 1993-1994, program chair, president-elect 1990-1993, education secretary, national chair membership 1991-1993, national director executive committee 1994), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.


  • Other Interests

    Exercise, theater, music, improvisational comedy.


Rosario Joseph Zappala

Patricia Mary (Carhart) Zappala