Cara Salazar is a clinical assistant professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. As faculty in the Strategic Communication undergraduate program and the Master of Arts in Communication, Salazar teaches public relations, campaign management, advertising, digital promotion, and health communication. Salazar guides public relations seniors in the capstone course (COMSTRAT 485), guiding students in the research design, data collection, and proposal process. At the administrative level, she also serves as the faculty advisor for WSU PRSSA. She is committed to helping students attain academic and professional success through the use of effective communication.

Salazar has led integrated health marketing campaigns for The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), The University of California, Irvine (UCI), The American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph Health System, and Healogics. A travel learner, she has spent the past 15 years providing humanitarian and educational opportunities in more than 30 countries. She has worked triage and delivered babies under the rainforest canopy in Guatemala, taught special-needs orphans in India, treated malaria patients in the coffee fields of East Africa, and counseled HIV-positive women in Northern Thailand.


Ph.D. Biola University (currently pursuing)
M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design
B.A. University of North Florida


Global Health
Health Migration
Health needs of sub-Saharan widows
Narrative adaption of transnational women