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Laurel Thomas Gnagey

Senior Public Relations Strategist

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(734) 647-1841


Laurel Thomas Gnagey has been at the University of Michigan since 2001.

She began her career as a reporter and anchor for radio and television. She later worked in public relations for a small hospital and a chamber of commerce in Northern Michigan, and prior to U-M at a statewide social service agency, serving as director of communications. She has held faculty positions in broadcast journalism, journalism and public relations.

Thomas Gnagey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication from Illinois State University, a Master of Arts degree in broadcast and cinematic arts from Central Michigan University, and has some work toward a doctorate from Ball State University.

She holds universal accreditation through the Public Relations Society of America.

Topic Areas

  • School of Public Health
  • School of Education
  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
  • Student Experiences