Shelley J Spector

Adjunct Instructor

Marketing and Public Relations

  • BA, University of RI
  • MS, Syracuse University
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Shelley J. Spector is a nationally recognized public relations counselor, educator, author, and director of the Museum of Public Relations. She founded her PR firm, Spector & Associates in 1991, earning more than 40 industry awards for clients such as AT&T, Bayer, HP, ITT, NeubergerBerman and Philips.

In 1995 at the urging of Edward L. Bernays, Spector founded the Museum of Public Relations. It is the world’s only institution dedicated to preserving the profession’s history. The Museum of Public Relations is a 501(c)(3) educational institution, chartered by The State of New York. The Museum is currently based in NYC, featuring original artifacts and writings from PR pioneers Ivy Lee, Edward Bernays, Arthur Page, Paul Garrett, Inez Kaiser, Doris Fleishman Bernays, Muriel Fox, and many more.

Spector co-wrote Public Relations for the Public Good, the first book to explore how PR has impacted social movements. She also contributes regularly to scholarly papers and textbooks on the history of PR. She recently co-authored a book chapter on Inez Kaiser, and another on Ivy Lee.

Prior to starting a public relations firm, Spector & Associates, Shelley J. Spector worked for agencies including Ruder Finn and Hill & Knowlton, as well as the American Stock Exchange.