Kurland Michelle


Department:  Communications

Phone: (657) 278-8269

Email: mkurland@fullerton.edu

Office: CP 650-03

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Degrees and Univ: MA in Communications, California State University Fullerton

Degree and Teaching Area: Public Relations & Advertising

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Michelle Kurland has been instructing at CSUF since 2005 and has more than 25 years of experience in the Communications field.  She teaches courses related to advertising and public relations and also serves as the faculty advertising adviser for the student-run Daily Titan.

Prior to teaching, Michelle worked as a vice president in the Los Angeles office of Porter Novelli, a global, marketing-based communications agency. 

For nearly nine years, she managed major account teams on both the agency and client side with $1 million-plus budgets.  Her work covered consumer, social marketing, public affairs, youth marketing, healthcare, business-to-business and food & nutrition. 

Some of the key brands included Nissan, McDonald’s, Krispy Kreme, Oral-B and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

In addition, Michelle led public relations projects for the State of California that focused on breast cancer early detection and positive reading behaviors for elementary students.

Her expertise includes crisis communications, product launches, strategic planning, media training, trade outreach, special events, internal communications, and integrated marketing. 

Prior to her work at Porter Novelli, Michelle worked in the sales promotion division of Nordstrom and managed all media relations activities for the Greater Orange County area. 

She currently resides in Placentia with her husband and three children.