Tricia Grindel Tricia Grindel joined the School of Communication & Media at Kennesaw State University as a part-time instructor in January 2002. She became a full-time lecturer in July 2011 and senior lecturer in August 2015. She is the coordinator of the school's Writing for Public Communication course and wrote the course textbook. She also teaches courses in persuasion and editing. Grindel came to KSU from LifeLink of Georgia, the state's federally designated organ recovery organization, where she was Manager of Hospital Development for five years. Prior to that, she spent three years as director of Education and Communications at AID Atlanta, the largest and oldest AIDS service organization in the Southeast. Grindel has also held positions as writer, editor, and director of publications at Georgia Tech and as a writer and editor for Three Rivers Magazine. She continues to do freelance writing and editing. A native of Pittsburgh, Grindel graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree and summa cum laude with a master's degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles and is listed in Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders, Who's Who Among Young Professionals, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who of Women Executives Grindel resides in Woodstock with her dog, Stanley.