Kathy Fitzpatrick is a professor of public relations. She has been teaching, writing and counseling on matters related to public diplomacy, public relations and communication law and ethics for more than 20 years.
Fitzpatrick has published extensively in leading scholarly and professional journals, frequently speaks at scholarly and industry forums and serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. A recent work, "Advancing the New Public Diplomacy: A Public Relations Perspective" appeared in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy in 2007.
Her most recent book, "Ethics in Public Relations: Responsible Advocacy," was published by Sage in 2006. She received her juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from West Virginia University.