Dr. Terry Flynn is an Associate Professor of Communications Management in the Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia and lead professor and founding director of the Master of Communications Management (MCM) program. Terry joined McMaster University in 2004 after a 20-year communications consulting career, having built an international reputation specializing in crisis and risk communications and having worked with such organizations as: the Town of Walkerton, Ontario (e-coli crisis); the U.S. Navy Public Health Agency (leukemia cluster); the U.S. Army Centre for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (base closures and environmental cleanups); the Chemical Manufacturers’ Association; the American Gas Association; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada; and the Vinyl Council of Canada.
His advice and counsel has also been internationally recognized by: the Canadian Public Relations Society; the International Association of Business Communicators; the Community Relations Awards; and the United States Secretary of Defense Environmental Restoration Award. Terry’s scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Public Relations Review, Corporate Communications, Public Relations Journal and Journal of Professional Communications and has also been recognized by the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications and the Arthur W. Page Society International Case Study. Dr. Flynn is also an award-winning teacher having won a number of student teaching awards for his engaging, challenging and stimulating communication courses.