Sarah Worley is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Juniata College where she regularly teaches Public Speaking, Message Analysis and Group Communication. She also offers a class on Communication Technology and Ethics, as well as a course entitled Communication Studies in Germany. Worley graduated from Juniata College in 2000 where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and Philosophy. She earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in 2003 and is currently completing her PhD in Mass Communication at Penn State. Her dissertation research performs a qualitative frame analysis of mainstream media coverage of two new protest tactics, virtual marches and hacktivism. She returned to Juniata in 2004 where she now teaches and remains active as a volunteer for the college and the Huntingdon community. Worley works closely with many local nonprofits through service learning projects associated with her Group Communication course.
Worley has received grants from the Southern Allegheny Learn and Serve Alliance, The Coleman Foundation and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She is also a PSLA certified Service Learning Trainer.
Worley has had a variety of work experience in her career which includes teaching, as well as professional experience in sales, management & member services. While in Denver, Colorado, she was a member services and advertising representative for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and worked as the advantage program director and assistant coach for SCORE! Educational Center. She also worked for SCORE in Baltimore, Maryland.
Her interests include media framing, leadership, entrepreneurship, political rhetoric, and media ownership regulations, as well as work on film documentaries. She is an advisor to CMC (the communication and media club), is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Pi Eta and AAUW.