Contact Public Relations

The Widener University Office of Public Relations is available to help reporters and editors find the right faculty expert for breaking news, provide information about Widener University programs and initiatives, and serve as a resource for news and feature stories. If you are not sure who to contact, please call the general number at 610-499-4430 for assistance.


Dan Hanson, Director of Public Relations

Phone: 610-499-4433, Cell: 610-613-2758, E-mail:

  • University Administration
  • Crisis Communications
  • Museums (Pennsylvania Military College Museum, Widener Art Gallery)
  • Oskin Leadership Institute
  • Widener Partnership Charter School


Mary Allen, Public Relations Officer, School of Law

Phone: 302-477-2175, E-mail:

  • School of Law (Delaware and Harrisburg campuses)


Jennifer Kitchen, Associate Director of Public Relations

Phone: 610-499-1329, E-mail:

  • Center for Social Work Education
  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Hospitality Management
  • School of Nursing
  • Student Activities


Allyson Roberts, Associate Director of Public Relations

Phone: 610-499-4244, E-mail:

  • School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Institute for Physical Therapy Education
  • School of Business Administration
  • Center for Human Sexuality Studies
  • ROTC