I am an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications with a specialty focus in public relations at Virginia Union University. I teach PR courses such as Social Media, Media & Crisis Communications, Public Relations Research, Public Relations Writing and Production, Public Relations Campaigns, Event Planning and more.
My PR courses are designed to prepare students for the work world with real, hands-on experiences. Students work with clients within the Richmond, VA community and develop professional campaigns that are used during their professional journey.
In addition to teaching, I also advise the department's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and oversee the department's public relations agency titled, "Panther Communications."
Moreover, I work each and everyday to enhance my students' education, broaden their professional network and help launch their careers after graduation.
Research Areas: Social Media, Public Relations, Media, Research, Brand Strategy, Education
The mission of the Mass Communications Department at Virginia Union University is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills to build successful mass communication careers and the concepts to think critically about the role of mass communications in society.
The program provides students with the knowledge and strategic skills essential to be competitive within the marketplace. The program includes comprehensive courses of study including theory, practice in print, TV, radio and public relations.
The department houses a state-of-the art television studio, radio station and digital editing lab. The department’s teaching goals are aimed at building professional communicators who are grounded in the liberal arts and who possess strong reading, writing and critical thinking skills.