My Experience

Background & Expertise

2013-present

Journalism & Strategic Media Professor, University of Memphis

  • Teach core and upper division journalism & strategic media classes

  • Lead instructor on Lambuth campus for PR major

  • Serve as adviser for all journalism majors on Lambuth campus

  • Serve as Lambuth campus adviser for PRSSA

  • Promote journalism program through social media

  • Serve as public speaker at community events representing university

  • Serve on graduate faculty, and multiple committees

  • Actively recruit students through community public speaking engagements

  • Serve as TNAcheives Mentor

2011-2013

Director of Communication, Jackson State Community College

  • Set strategic goals and objectives for department

  • Budget allocation for department

  • Prepared & disseminated countless press releases/kits

  • Researched and analyzed competition

  • Wrote & edited copy for print/radio/television/internal & external comm., etc.

  • L&D for newsletters, E-lerts, print collateral, programs, etc.

  • Supervised Web Development staff

  • Negotiated media buys

  • Served as point of contact for media

  • Led social media initiatives

  • Planned & coordinated major and special campus events

  • Updated website (stories, campus news, meta data monitoring/analytics etc.)

2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Lane College

  • Taught Mass Communication classes (Introduction to Mass Communication; Principles of Public Relations; Writing for Public Relations; Public Relations Campaigns)

  • Advised & mentored students

  • Facilitated student registration

  • Actively recruited students to major

  • Served as faculty adviser to Mass Communication Club

  • Served on Publications Committee

  • Served on Committee of Four (promoting health initiatives for workforce)

March 2010-Aug. 2011

Director of Marketing & Public Relations,
Stillman College

  • Wrote & edited copy for print/radio/television/internal & external comm., etc.

  • L&D for newsletters, E-lerts, print collateral, programs, advertisements, etc.

  • Negotiated media buys

  • Served as point of contact for media

  • Led Social Media Task Force

  • Planned & coordinated major and special campus events

  • Updated website (stories, campus news, meta data monitoring/analytics etc.)

  • Reviewed/edited/facilitated grant submissions from faculty

  • Managed marketing activities for the College

  • Prepared & disseminated countless press releases/kits

  • Researched and analyzed competition

  • Managed interns and student-workers

  • Mentored students as needed (10+ students)

2008-2009

Preprint Manager/National & Major Accounts Manager,
The Jackson Sun, Gannett Co.

  • Worked with top 61 accounts in Gannett Inc., & local merchants to achieve advertising goals

  • Projected departmental revenue projections weekly to Gannett Co.

  • Negotiated/Drafted contract commitments & custom addendums

  • Managed all Preprint activities/media buys for paper

  • Processed payroll & served as notary

Pre-2008

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