Dustin Manley

Associate faculty

Communication & Culture

Dustin Manley is a marketing and communications practitioner with extensive experience in the higher education and public transportation industries. Outside of his professional practice, Manley teaches the Research Proposal (PCOM630) course in Royal Roads University’s Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) program and social media management in Centennial College’s Bachelor of Public Relations Management program. Manley also serves as the Past-President of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)’s Hamilton Chapter and has published peer-reviewed articles on public relations pedagogy in both Canada and the United Kingdom.


Manley works at the Toronto Transit Commission, handling their social media and customer-facing communications. Prior to this role, he was a partner and communications manager for a strategy and design firm in Toronto where he managed successful campaigns for organizations such as McMaster University’s Master of Communications Management (MCM) program, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Crowdmark, and Educational Testing Service’s TOEFL iBT.


Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Arts

McMaster University

Accredited in Public Relations designation

Canadian Public Relations Society

Communication Management Professional certification

International Association of Business Communicators


Manley, D. & Valin, J. (2017). Laying the foundation for a global body of knowledge in public relations and communications management. Public Relations Review, 43(1), 56-70

Manley, D. (2016). Education vs. certification: An overview of professional and academic credentials in Canadian public relations. Journal of Professional Communication, 5(1), 135-170

Manley, D. (2016). Personality and positive psychology in social media and post-secondary education. Journal of Professional Communication, 4(2), 77-92

Manley, D. & Valin, J. (2016, May). A global body of knowledge for public relations and communications management. Paper presented at the World Public Relations Forum, Toronto, ON.