Sara McClellan, Ph.D.

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Sara McClellan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. McClellan earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Masters in Public Administration from USC. She previously worked as a manager, trainer, consultant, and applied researcher for several local government and nonprofit organizations. Sara also served as an adjunct professor for the USC Price School of Public Policy and Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Sara studies innovative organizing and communication practices designed to improve health, safety, and education outcomes in rapidly changing communities.
curriculum vitae



Futernick, K., McClellan, S., & Vince, S. (2012)."  Forward, together: Better schools through labor-management collaboration ." San Francisco, CA: WestEd.

Mcclellan, Sara E., and Bryon G. Gustafson. “ Communicating Law Enforcement Professionalization: Social Construction of Standards.” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 35, no. 1, 2012, pp. 104–123., doi:10.1108/13639511211215478.

McClellan, Sara, and Konieczka, Stephen. Wehr, Kevin (editor). “ Environmental Communication, Public Participation.” Green Culture: An A-Z Guide, vol. 11, Sage Publications, Inc., 2011, pp. 137–142.