Faculty Profile

Mike Posey, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Public Relations



Dr. Michael W. Posey, Ph.D. is currently the Program Chair for the Public Relations major and the Lead Faculty for Popular Culture and Interpersonal Communication. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and is always involved in something here on campus. Dr. Posey has been at Franklin for over 20 years and during that time has held a variety of positions including being in charge of General Education and being the Chair of the Division of Arts and Sciences. He has written articles, presented at numerous conferences over the years, and has been a contributing editor to 2 textbooks. Dr. Posey also consults, speaks, and produces podcasts.  He always tries to find the good in everything and believes that every student has a journey and that the courses he develops and teaches are but one stop on that journey. Dr. Posey sees his job to make that journey a pleasant and educational one for all involved.  His job is to indeed help students Finish, Advance, and Succeed! 


The University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Education
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Interpersonal Communications
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Interpersonal and Public Comm

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Program Chair, Public Relations
2019 - Present
Franklin University, Lead Faculty
2010 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, Public Relations and Social Media Design
2009 - 2010
Franklin University, Division Chair
2008 - 2009
Franklin University, Program Chair
2003 - 2008
Franklin University, Program Chair
1999 - 2003
Franklin University, Lead Faculty
1999 - 1999
Franklin University, Instructional Design Faculty
1999 - 1999
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Jones, B., Hamlin, J., & Posey, M. (2011, Oct. 1). Clouds, Webinars, and Social Media: How Current Professional Practices and Standards are Applied in Public Relations and Communication Curriculum though Engaging Assignments. 75TH Conference of the Ohio Communication Association, University of Findlay.