Karen Cristiano

Associate Teaching Professor of Communication

Karen Cristiano

Office: PSA 307
Phone: 215.895.2374


  • MA, Journalism, Temple University, 1994

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Journalism Medical writing
  • Feature writing
  • Copy editing
  • Mass media and society


Karen Cristiano specializes in media writing and has a particular interest in medical journalism, feature writing, and copy editing. She earned her master’s in journalism from Temple University.

Professor Cristiano spent 13 years working in daily newspapers as an editor and writer, the last seven as a medical writer for The Express in Easton, Pennsylvania. Until mid-2010, she was editor for six years of Communication Abstracts. She also served as a proofreader and associate editor for nine years.

Previous to Drexel she taught at Ursinus College and Temple University.