Dana Saewitz plays a pivotal role in the career of Temple Advertising students. She often serves as a bridge between the professional advertising community and our students, and regularly organizes employer presentations, panel discussions and on-campus recruiting sessions for our students.
Saewitz is chair of the Department of Advertising. Given that Philadelphia is the fourth largest media market in the nation, she believes Temple is a great place to teach because the city has so much to offer students in the field of advertising and beyond.
Prior to coming to Temple, Saewitz spent more than 15 years working in advertising, mostly in the cable TV industry. After 15 years, she was ready for a change and wanted to share her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for advertising with young people. She earned her master’s degree in Media & Society at University of Pennsylvania and became a full-time faculty member of the Temple Advertising Department in 2005. Saewitz was elected to Philly Ad Club’s board of governors in 2015 and also serves as co-chair of the Philly Ad Club Students Committee.
In 2017, Dana won the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication.