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Mary C. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Mary Catherine Kennedy

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Knott Academic Center
Room 103

+ (301) 447-5686
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Ohio University (2014)
  • MA in Telecommunication, Ohio University (2009)
  • BA in Communication, College of Charleston (2008)
  • Media Writing
  • Mass Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Digital Media

Kennedy, M.C. (2020). Signs of contradiction: Understanding the Church, the papacy, and the world around us through a textual analysis of HBO’s The Young Pope. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 9(3), 279-300.

Kennedy, M. C. (2020). Vatican City. In D. Merskin (Ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society (Vol. 1, 1840-1841). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135.9781483375519.n711

Kennedy, M. C. (2019). Roman Catholicism in the digital age. In A. E. Grant, A.F. Sturgill, C. H. Chen, & D. A. Stout (Eds.), Religion online: How digital technology is changing the way we worship and pray (Vol. 2). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Kennedy, M. C. (2015). Death of a pop-star pope: Saint John Paul II’s funeral as media event. Journal of Communication & Religion, 38(1), 95-112.