Chatham University

Falk School of Sustainability

Faculty and Staff


Katie Cruger
Assistant Professor

Joined Chatham : 2011

Academic Areas of Interest

Environmental Justice, Environmental Communication, Rhetoric, New Media

Personal Areas of Interest

Raising Chickens, Gardening, Canning, and Cooking


Katie Cruger earned her PhD in Communication and Rhetoric from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on Environmental Justice concerns here in Allegheny county as well as nationally. Katie is currently working on her first book on green (re)development in the wake of natural disaster. She teaches courses in environmental communication, media history, public relations, and strategic communication.