Program Director, Online Masters Degree in Strategic Communication - American University
Jason Mollica is a seasoned strategic communication professional with 20 years of experience as a journalist, news producer and PR professional. Jason started his career as a journalist working for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. Jason is an Emmy-nominated television producer, and he was an integral part of the team that launched Fox News Radio in 2003. He has worked for NBC, Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia, Pa., and Fox News Channel in New York City before making the pivot to public relations. As an award-winning public relations professional, Jason has experience working on both the agency and client-side of the business. He has worked in-house as the Assistant Director of Communications at Niagara University. On the agency side, Jason has worked with a wide variety of clients in the areas of manufacturing and environmental communications, retail, finance, healthcare, economic development and the nonprofit sector. In 2016, he was feted with a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards for “The Secrets of Power Pitching.” In addition to his consulting, Jason has spoken at numerous conferences including a number of PRSA and PRSSA chapters around the country.
He has been a featured contributor for Marketwired’s blog, as well as the Ad Age 150-ranked “PR Breakfast Club,” Ragan Communications’ “PR Daily,” and Muck Rack. Jason has also appeared on FoxNews.com, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), Al Jazeera International, AFP, Voice of America, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, Sinclair Broadcasting, and Spectrum News for his expertise in the area of social media, crisis communication and political messaging.
Jason has also taught as an adjunct lecturer at both American University and at the University of Maryland where he created a course on social networking and social media analytics. At AU, he has taught, among others, Strategic Communication Writing in the Professional MA program, Public Relations, and in AU’s online program.