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Patricia Richards-Service, Ph.D.


Marywood University, Doctor of Philosophy, Strategic Leadership and Business Administration

University of Scranton, Master of Science, Health Care Administration

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Journalism


Social determinants of health, consumer behavior and public relations

Leadership communication and public speaking

Reading, traveling, kayaking, and spending time with my family



Tricia Richards-Service, PhD earned a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism, a master’s degree in health care administration, and a doctorate in strategic leadership and business administration with a focus on health promotion. Tricia was a 2017-18 Fulbright-Schuman grantee to the European Union (Ireland and Romania) and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. She has been active with the Fulbright Association since 2017 as an application reviewer and presenter for BrightClub, an international stand-up comedy program that uses humor to share academic research with the public. She lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, Kevin, and their children, Conal and Kathryn.

Patricia Richards-Service, Ph.D.

Vice President, Corporate Communications, The PR Dept., LLC and Communications Faculty

Wake Forest University

Communications, Leadership, Management