About Me

I’m an educator and former journalist, healthcare communications specialist and fundraising professional.

If I could have, I would have been a professional student. But my love for all things reading and writing took me straight out of college and into a newsroom, where I learned to write – accurately, fairly and on deadline.

As it turns out, telling stories is a transferrable skill, one that translates well to the nonprofit industry. In the second chapter of my career, I worked as a communication specialist for two hospitals in St. Joseph Health, an Irvine-based Catholic health system. Crisis communication, media relations, donor relations, internal communication – we were a small outfit, so I did it all. Learned a lot and worked with some great people.

Today I have come full circle and returned to academia, this time as an educator. I teach public relations at the University of Oregon, with a focus on strategic writing and nonprofit communication. I love what I do. Beyond teaching, a colleague and I co-direct a writing support program for journalists and communicators called Writing Central

Writing Central

Want to Connect?

I am terrible at Twitter (@chmunther) but do respond to email: cmunther@uoregon.edu. Or find me on LinkedIn

—   Currently Teaching   —




J452 Strategic Public Relations Comm

J452 Strategic Public Relations Comm

Mondays + Wednesdays, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Remote Instruction

Remote Instruction