Leitermann-Long, Peta

Leitermann-Long, Peta

Mrs. Peta Leitermann-Long
Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Relations
Division of Communication and the Arts

Contact Information:


105 Blaisdell Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
M.A. Pan African Studies, Syracuse University 2015
B.A. Philosophy, and Media Communication, University of the West Indies 2008

Academic Focus:

Research: Public Communication, Public Relations, Public Diplomacy, Public Opinion, Media and Politics, Communication Theory, Diversity and Inclusion, Ethics, Critical Cultural Theory 




Introduction to Public Relations 

Public Relations Cases 

Ethics of Advocacy 

New Editing 

PR Writing 

Women in News 

Introduction to African American Studies 

Creative Writing  

Multimedia Production 

Introduction to Philosophy 

Ethics and Applied Ethics 

Introduction to Logic 

Recent Philosophy 1 & 2 

History of Ancient Philosophy 

Philosophy of Religion

Short Bio:

In addition to teaching public relations and communications at Pitt-Bradford, Peta Leitermann-Long, is a doctoral fellow at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, at Syracuse University. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis looking at the effects of the 2016 US Presidential elections, which she hopes to complete by May 2019. This follows her work on political leadership profiles, which started with her Master's thesis that looked at the political communication philosophy as communicated in the speeches of the Michael Manley, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. 

Peta Leitermann-Long received her Bachelor of Arts degree, second class honors from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Philosophy, and Media Communication. She received her Master of Arts in Pan African Studies from Syracuse University. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in University Teaching, a Certificate in Public Relations, and a Certificate in Advertising Management. She is committed to lifelong learning.

Letiermann-Long is currently working on a book with Drs. Rochelle Ford and Hua Jiang on diversity and inclusion practices, which builds on their award-winning paper and industry benchmark study, “Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in Recruitment and Retention of Public Relations Talent from Under-Represented Groups: A Study with the Arthur W. Page Society Members 2016.” She is currently a board member of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. She is a part of Women Get It Done movement in D.C., and an active member of the International Association of Business Communications - Caribbean.

Student, teacher, researcher, motivator, problem-solver, creator, communicator - endearing words that describe Peta Leitermann-Long.