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Catherine Sullivan DeCarlo

decarloAdjunct Instructor of Journalism
Vice President of Admissions and Marketing, Chapel Haven, New Haven
M.S., Syracuse University, Communications Management 
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University, Journalism
Office: Morrill 202
Phone: (203) 392-5800

Publications and experience

Ms. Sullivan-DeCarlo is an experienced journalism and PR practitioner whose varied career has included news reporting, government communications and teaching. She is the former director of communications for New Haven Public Schools, the state's second largest school district, and a former media campaign director and press secretary for New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr.  She was a staff reporter for the New Haven Register and previously, the Branford Review. She has won several communications and journalism awards for her work, including several from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, and a 1984 reporting award from the CT Society for Professional Journalists.

In 2004, she won the Seton Elm Ivy Award, Yale  University, for positive collaborations between Yale  University and the New Haven  Public Schools. In 2007, she was honored by the New Haven Business Times as one of 20 noteworthy women in New Haven. Catherine coordinated New Haven's successful application in 1998 as an All-America City and directed the application process that led to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo being named Connecticut Superintendent of the Year and a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America Greater CT Chapter as treasurer, and on the board of the Westville Renaissance Alliance in New Haven. She has also served on the New Haven Commission on Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention.

Courses Taught

 JRN 101 - The Media: Freedom & Power