Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications

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Hilary Allsopp
Photo of Hilary Allsopp Hilary Kautter Allsopp is a career coach and higher education professional with over six years of experience guiding college students and young professionals to identify and obtain meaningful careers. Through her roles as Assistant Director for Counseling and Programming at ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPMC-560 Strategic Career Planning
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt

John Almacy
Photo of John Almacy David Almacy is a partner at Engage, a digital communications firm in Alexandria, VA, where he leads the public relations and media practice for an extensive list of political, corporate and issue advocacy clients. A recognized leader in communications, David ...
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Rebecca Andersen
Photo of Rebecca Andersen Rebecca Andersen is an award-winning, accredited communications strategist with more than 15 years of experience in technology communications and marketing. She is passionate about integrated, research-based, measurable communications that work to support overall business objectives. She was named one of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-760 Integrated Marketing Communications

Kathleen Baird
Photo of Kathleen Baird Kathy Baird is a Senior Vice President at Social@Ogilvy in Washington, D.C., and leads the digital strategy team. As a senior strategist, Kathy oversees large integrated programs that incorporate digital and social channels across the disciplines of reputation ...
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Fran Bernhards
Photo of Fran Bernhards Vice President, Social Marketing Practice, Ketchum Frances Bernhards serves as a vice president in Ketchum Washington, D.C.'s Social Marketing Practice. In addition to social marketing, she has experience in public affairs, issues management, crisis management, and litigation communications ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-605 PR Case Studies

Rohit Bhargava
Photo of Rohit Bhargava Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, author of five best selling books (including the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Non-Obvious") and founder of the Influential Marketing Group. He advises global brands on communications strategy and storytelling. His signature annual "Non-Obvious Trend ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-600 Public Speaking & Pitching

Carol Blymire
Photo of Carol Blymire Once-youngest-ever White House political appointee. Fearless Tweeter. Really crappy telemarketer. I am the founder of Blymire Communications where I offer public relations, branding, and advocacy counsel to Fortune 100 corporations, national non-profits, celebrity foundations, and everything in between. I serve ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-891 Personal Branding (Cross-listed with MPPR 891)
MPMC-891 Personal Branding
MPPR-891 Personal Branding

Jeremy Bowers
Photo of Jeremy Bowers Jeremy Bowers is an interactive developer for The New York Times. Previously, he was a news applications developer for NPR’s visuals team, where he worked on projects like Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt and Arrested Development. Before that, Bowers ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-779 Web Development for Media
MPPR-779 Web Development for Media (Cross-listed with MPJO 779)

Elizabeth Bradley
Photo of Elizabeth Bradley Liz Bradley is a Director of Integrated Communications for AARP, where she oversees communications strategy and planning for home and family issues, including caregiving, livable communities, grandparenting, older driver safety, and home design. Ms. Bradley is the AARP lead for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Auseh Britt
Photo of Auseh Britt Auseh Britt has over 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of industries including media, information services, consumer goods, and hospitality. Currently she leads all online marketing for Bloomberg BNA, overseeing the strategy and execution of website marketing, email ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Shelva Clemons
Photo of Shelva Clemons Shelva serves as an Account Manager for the Brand+Creative Team at the investment firm of T. Rowe Price. In this role, she administers the internal process for developing communications and marketing deliverables to support corporate, enterprise-wide initiatives. Operating as ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-730 Corporate Communications

Barbara Coons
Photo of Barbara Coons Barbara Coons is a senior vice president of in the DC office of Edelman Berland. She specializes in media analysis, competitive intelligence and crisis and litigation support research. Much of her career has been devoted to addressing the informational, analytic ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-870 Communications Research

Ebonie Cooper
Photo of Ebonie Cooper Ebonie is an enthusiastic leader whose professional expertise and vocational passion have provided the framework for her career. As the Chief Millennial Officer of Friends of Ebonie, LLC and founder of the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, Ebonie uses her ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-773 MPS IMC Internship
MPPR-863 MPS PR/CC Internship
MPPR-873 MPS PR/CC Internship II

Monica Corcoran
Photo of Monica Corcoran Monica C. Corcoran is a senior managing editor at National Geographic where she oversees the Your Shot photo community and the magazine’s editorial photography contest. She joined National Geographic in 2008 to manage their newly launched photo community and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-777 Visual Storytelling- Cross listed with MPJO-777

Alyson Curtis
Photo of Alyson Curtis Alyson Curtis focuses on helping students develop strategic communications approaches informed by research and bolstered with insights, creativity and practicality. She teaches the Public Relations and Corporate Communications' program hallmark strategy course as well as the capstone class. Prior to ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Lisa Darr-Feldner
Photo of Lisa Darr-Feldner Lisa Feldner is the Director of Marketing and Events for Network Media Partners Inc., where she acts as the chief marketing professional of the company driving market strategies for the organization, and its marketing and event service offerings. As the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPGC-900 Capstone
MPPR-790 Strategic Event Management

Chartese Day
Photo of Chartese Day Chartése D. Day is an award-winning public affairs and communications strategist with more than 14 years’ experience conceptualizing, building and executing high-profile public information and reputation management campaigns with high-impact results. Currently, Chartése serves as the Director of the Office ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-500 Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Amy Dinn
Photo of Amy Dinn Amy is a creative and experienced strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit, bringing 7 years of experience developing and building brands in the digital space. Amy is passionate about understanding how brands evolve, developing unique consumer insights that lead to brand ...
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Neil Dziemian
Photo of Neil Dziemian Mr. Neil Dziemian has 25 years of experience using the power of communications to inform, influence, and change behavior. He is a strategic communications subject matter expert who led the development of communications-related policies and SOPs, and has experience leading ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Mary Earley
Mary McCarty Earley has extensive experience in the field of media analysis and business intelligence research. Prior to founding MME Research in 2004, Earley was senior vice president and group head with Edelman PR's research subsidiary, StrategyOne where she ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-870 Communications Research

Ashley Forrester
Photo of Ashley Forrester Ashley A. Forrester has more than ten years of public relations and marketing experience demonstrating leadership, strategic ideation and innovative success at both a leading global public relations/communication agency and in an in-house client environment at Events DC. Ashley ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-710 Media Relations

Maggie Gage
Photo of Maggie Gage An experienced Washington, DC public policy specialist and seasoned analyst, Maggie Gage has developed and implemented legislative and regulatory strategies on a wide array of policy issues. As Director of Public Policy Americas based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Gage ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-795 Public Affairs: Developing and Managing Successful Campaigns

Jenna Golden
Photo of Jenna Golden Jenna Golden manages the political and advocacy sales team in Twitter’s D.C. office responsible for building partnerships with political campaigns, national trade associations, issue advocacy groups, and government entities. In this role Jenna works to educate the Washington ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Jon Haber
Photo of Jon Haber An expert at helping businesses and organizations manage their reputation and respond to changing media and political environments, Jon Haber offers advice and assistance on public affairs, public policy campaign management, branding, message development, strategic communications and crisis communications. Jon ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-795 Public Affairs: Developing and Managing Successful Campaigns

Bruce Harrison
Photo of Bruce Harrison Bruce Harrison is a consultant on corporate public relations issues, with an emphasis on environment, social responsibility and sustainability. His corporate experience was as Vice President and chief public relations officer of Freeport Minerals Company (now Freeport McMoran), headquartered in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPGC-500 Global Leadership & Comm
MPPR-810 Crisis Communications
MPPR-836 Leadership in Communications

Matt Heim
Photo of Matt Heim Matthew Heim is an award-winning digital, PR and communications manager with extensive experience leading cross-functional teams on integrated marketing campaigns. In his current role at Ketchum, Mr. Heim crafts and integrates digital ideas into solid, real-life digital goals, strategies, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Erin Hennessy
Photo of Erin Hennessy Erin A. Hennessy is vice president at TVP Communications, a national public relations agency focused on higher education. She brings to the agency more than 20 years of communications experience and expertise in the areas of higher education policy, communication ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-841 Media Relations
MPPR-710 Media Relations

Tim Ito
Photo of Tim Ito Tim is currently a senior director at the Association for Talent Development, overseeing the content division of the organization. Previous to ATD, he ran the content marketing group for ASCD, including oversight of the business and revenue strategy for ASCD ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Hillary John
Photo of Hillary John Hillary A. John is currently Director, Media Relations at AARP – the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50 and older. She directs the national media relations strategy for AARP Foundation which serves 2.8 million people, and focuses on ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Diane Johnson
Photo of Diane Johnson Diane Johnson is a vice president with the Health Affairs specialty in Ketchum’s Washington, D.C. office. Diane has more than 15 years of experience as a public health professional with a proven record in health communications, social marketing ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Stephen Krupin
Photo of Stephen Krupin As director of executive communications at leading public affairs firm SKDKnickerbocker, Stephen Krupin helps CEOs, elected officials, candidates and advocates tell their stories. He works with leaders to craft the right messages for the right audiences and to neutralize and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-885 Speech Writing

Joseph La Mountain
Photo of Joseph La Mountain Joseph LaMountain is a Vice President at Reingold, a marketing and communications agency in Alexandria, Virginia. He is passionate about helping nonprofits reach their membership, advocacy, public awareness, and fundraising goals. He specializes in health care, public policy, strategic communications ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-780 Grassroots Communications

Sarah Lackritz
Photo of Sarah Lackritz Sarah is a digital brand strategist who specializes in building and enhancing brand and corporate reputations in the digital space. She consults with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on how best to establish and enhance their digital ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Sunny Levitt
Photo of Sunny Levitt Sunny Levitt is founder and principal Executive Coach at SL Consultants, an executive coaching and career management firm that partners with leaders who are committed to developing and reaching their professional goals. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPMC-560 Strategic Career Planning
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt

Patty Long
Photo of Patty Long Patty Long brings over 30 years of experience in government relations, public affairs and communications having held positions in both the private sector and the association world. She currently serves as the Vice President of Industry Affairs for SPI: The ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-500 Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal

Mike Long
Photo of Mike Long Michael Long is an accomplished writer, speechwriter, educator, and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. He is the ghostwriter behind two non-fiction bestsellers, and has been published three times in Vital Speeches of the Day, twice for speeches he delivered. As director ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-700 Public Relations Writing

Michael Lukich
Photo of Michael Lukich Michael Lukich is a Principal of Marketing Analytics at MarketBridge, a sales and marketing solutions firm based in Bethesda, Maryland. He is responsible for driving the scope, project management, and execution of several client engagements – specifically focusing on digital marketing ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-806 Dig. Analytics & Measurement
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Eileen Marcus
Photo of Eileen Marcus Throughout her career, Eileen has led a diverse client portfolio with extensive background in healthcare, association and consumer marketing. Her particular expertise includes media relations, crisis management, and relationship marketing with clients such as AARP, Federal Trade Commission, Library of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-837 Project Management and Budgeting for Communicators

Kimberly Martinez
Photo of Kimberly Martinez Kim serves as an internal communications manager for Lockheed Martin. In this role, she supports internal communications and employee engagement efforts for a more than 100,000-employee workforce Prior to her current role, Kim worked within Lockheed Martin’s Community ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

William McIntyre
Photo of William McIntyre Bill McIntyre is a master strategist, blending new and traditional communications tactics on behalf of products, causes and companies. At Edelman, he leads the digital and traditional grassroots efforts on behalf of several leading companies, organizations and associations. His work ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Alex Merceron
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-710 Media Relations

Alex Milwee
Photo of Alex Milwee Alex Milwee is a vice president on the Washington, DC digital team, bringing more than 10 years of experience in public affairs, issues advocacy and consumer marketing campaigns. He provides senior oversight and account management for a variety of Edelman ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Colin Moffett
Photo of Colin Moffett Colin is a partner at the strategic branding and digital marketing agency Artemis Ward (www.artemisward.com). Colin has fifteen years of agency experience. He founded the digital team at Weber Shandwick, DC in 2008 and grew it to an ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-892 Branded Storytelling: Creating Engagement in a Multichannel, Always-on World

Brigitte Moore
Photo of Brigitte Moore Brigitte Winter has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, nonprofit management, and fundraising. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Jennifer Motruk
Photo of Jennifer Motruk Jennifer Motruk began her career in marketing as a manager of programming and facilities at a non-profit community arts center, where she leveraged her art history degree and years of working in the hospitality industry to become an expert in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-760 Integrated Marketing Communications

Judith Muhlberg
Photo of Judith Muhlberg Judith Muhlberg understands first-hand how to drive results within Fortune 500 global companies and is experienced in dealing with many business issues, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to leadership communications, corporate reputation, employee engagement and crisis, change and culture management ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPGC-500 Global Leadership & Comm
MPGC-600 Global Strategy Management
MPPR-810 Crisis Communications
MPPR-836 Leadership in Communications

Heather Neisworth
Photo of Heather Neisworth Heather is a communications strategist, writer and consultant who provides leadership to fortune 500 companies, governments agencies and non-profits. Committed to understanding culture to create helpful and impactful messages, she delivers solutions driven expertise that produces employee engagement and supports ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-835 Employee Engagement And Internal Communications

Joseph Ney
Photo of Joseph Ney Joseph is a partner and creative director for Reingold, a strategic communications firm working with worthy causes to improve health, raise public awareness, change behavior, and inspire action. He works hard to engage both sides of his brain, using logic ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-507 Building Your Creative Muscle

Kaleen Ogden
Photo of Kaleen Ogden Kaleen is currently a Planning Lead at Huge and has over 10 years of creative and brand planning experience for a wide range of industries. Kaleen is skilled in both designing and executing research to build insight and inspire creative ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-890 Public Speaking & Pitching
MPPR-600 Public Speaking & Pitching
MPPR-865 Global Immersion: Digital Strategy

Alejandra Owens
Photo of Alejandra Owens Alejandra has lived and worked in the District of Columbia for nearly a decade. An Arizona transplant, she's particularly picky about her Mexican food and still isn't used to DC humidity. Currently, she is the interim vice president ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Shayna Padovano
Photo of Shayna Padovano Shayna Padovano is Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP (PwC), where she consults with the U.S. Department of State in the areas of organizational efficiency and change, training design and delivery, and cultural diplomacy. Shayna has taught theatre ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-890 Public Speaking & Pitching
MPPR-600 Public Speaking & Pitching

Evan Parker
Photo of Evan Parker Evan is a senior strategist specializing in digital marketing and communications programs for non-profits, with nearly two decades of experience using integrated campaign tactics to support organizational philanthropy and supporter activation goals. Evan is currently Principal with Freeflow Digital, a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-906 Activating Audiences for Causes

Andrew Permar
Photo of Andrew Permar Scott leads project execution for Huge DC, overseeing the production of integrated marketing campaigns & the development of digital products for brands like Audi, Credit Suisse, NBC Universal, and Pfizer. He also has a background in management consulting and business strategy.
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Robert Pflieger
Photo of Robert Pflieger Robert Pflieger currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Communications for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), overseeing NAREIT’s communications, publications, advertising, and marketing efforts. Prior to joining NAREIT, Robert spent 15 years as Senior Vice ...
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Laurie Ann Phillips
Photo of Laurie Ann Phillips Laurie Ann Phillips leads strategic planning, thought leadership, media relations, partnership development and policy communications for corporations, associations and government agencies. With nearly 20 years of public relations experience, Ms. Phillips joined the in-house team at the Consumer Electronics Association ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Madeline Sanchez
Photo of Madeline Sanchez Madeline Sanchez is an experienced communications professional specializing in digital content creation and creative strategy. Her 10-year career began in the non-profit sector serving as a Web Content Manager for a global public health consulting firm. She is currently a ...
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Kyle Scriven
Photo of Kyle Scriven Kyle Scriven is an experienced marketing and communications professional that has been at the forefront of digital strategy since its emergence as a priority for achieving advocacy and commercial success. Kyle is currently the Senior Director, Digital at the Motion ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Cylor Spaulding
Cylor Spaulding, Ph.D., is the faculty director and an assistant professor of the practice for the Public Relations and Corporate Communication program. In this role, he works with faculty on curriculum development and teaches several courses within the program ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
MPPR-700 Public Relations Writing
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Mary M. Stewart
Photo of Mary M. Stewart As the vice president for external affairs for WETA, Mary Stewart directs corporate communications, brand management, media relations, advertising, community engagement events, publications and graphic design for the leading public broadcaster in the nation’s capital. She oversees a team ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-500 Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal

Mark Stojack
As Vice President of Client Services, Mark leads a portfolio of executive level client engagements and business development efforts at the DC office of Huge, one of the advertising industry’s premier digital agencies. With a career highlighted by award ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Dina Tilghman
Photo of Dina Tilghman Dina Cappiello is the national environmental reporter for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. where her beat encompasses the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy, coal and global warming policy. Cappiello has contributed to AP ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-701 News Writing for Public Relations Professionals

John Trybus
Photo of John Trybus John D. Trybus, APR leads and manages the Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC) at Georgetown University, an industry-leading research and action center dedicated to increasing social impact through the power of communicators. Launched in 2008, CSIC works to educate ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-900 Cause Consulting

Amiastri Vallo
Photo of Amiastri Vallo Mia Vallo is a Sr. Director, Marketing Analytics and Optimization at National Geographic. She oversees digital analytics, testing, and optimization programs in the organization to grow digital audience and increase digital engagement using data and strategic insights. She has trained ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-806 Dig. Analytics & Measurement
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Daniel Webber
Photo of Daniel Webber Dan Webber joined Edelman in the summer of 2004. As a senior vice president and group head on the DC Digital team, he leads the digital corporate and crisis group providing global companies and organizations strategic counsel specific to online ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-756 Digital Crisis Management

Roy Wilhelm
Photo of Roy Wilhelm Roy Wilhelm is a senior designer at The Washington Post. He leads design for video acrosswashingtonpost.com and works with an innovative team of designers responsible for UX and visual design for The Post’s digital products. Previously, he was ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-680 Web Design (Cross-listed with MPJO)

Megan Wyand
Photo of Megan Wyand Megan Malli brings more than 10 years of experience in digital and integrated marketing, with expertise in mobile, social, partnerships and branded content she drives results for some of America’s most iconic brands. Megan is a Group Engagement Director ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPMC-890 Public Speaking & Pitching
MPPR-600 Public Speaking & Pitching
MPPR-865 Global Immersion: Digital Strategy

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