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Cait Lackey

Doctoral Candidate



Cait Lackey is a part of the 2019 doctoral student cohort. She completed her BA and MA in Communication at Purdue University Northwest. Her previous research focused on persuasion and reason, visual methodologies, and strategic communication.

Cait's current research interests focus on artificial intelligence, algorithmic technology, technologically driven strategic communication, and social justice. She is an experienced graduate with a demonstrated history of working in public relations, software development, information technology, and the higher education industry. Skilled in public relations, academic advising, technological consulting, strategic training, crisis communication, visual communication, photography, and journalism, Cait hopes to blend her experience and interests in her upcoming work involving an intersection of communication, computer sciences, and psychology. She is currently a graduate instructor teaching the Fundamentals of Communication.


MA in Communication, Purdue University Northwest, 2017
BA in Communication (emphasis in public relations), Purdue University Northwest, 2014