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William Sledzik

Associate Professor

Bill joined the faculty in 1992 after a 15-year career in public relations counseling. That career included five years as head of his own firm, Sledzik & Associates, in Buffalo, N.Y., and service to such clients as General Motors, Stroh’s Beer, Uniroyal Tires, Century 21 and Waste Management. 

After 20 years of teaching in the undergraduate program, a hearing disability prompted Bill to shift his focus exclusively to Kent State’s Online PR Master’s program, where he is both an instructor and a course designer. Bill holds degrees from Ohio University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His areas of interest include social media, public relations history and applied ethics.

On the personal side, Bill lists his priorities as husband, father, grandfather, outdoorsman, blogger and consummate troublemaker. Bill blogs intermittently at ToughSledding and tweets @billsledzik.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Public Relations Ethics
  • Social Media Marketing
William Sledzik
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
301-C Franklin Hall

Monday/Wednesday 10-12:30 PM
Other times by appointment

Phone: 330-672-8295
Fax: 330-672-4064
Spring 2015
  • JMC 60096 - 002 Ind Invest Mass Media
  • JMC 60195 - 082 St : Master ' S Culminating Exper
  • JMC 68005 - 080 Strategic Writing / Message Pr
  • JMC 68006 - 082 Values And Ethics Mgmt In Pr
Summer 2015
  • JMC 58003 - 081 Pr Online
  • JMC 60195 - 085 St : Master ' S Culminating Exp
  • JMC 68009 - 080 Pr History And Modern World