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John D. Almacy
Photo of John D. Almacy David Almacy is a senior vice president in Edelman’s Digital Public Affairs practice. A native of the Washington, DC area, Almacy brings more than 15 years of experience at the intersection of government, public relations, marketing, politics and digital ...
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Rolando Arrieta
Photo of Rolando Arrieta Rolando Arrieta is Manager of News Operations at NPR and Senior Production Trainer. As a radio producer for nearly 20 years, Rolando has produced countless music documentaries and features for the then Cultural Programs. He was part of the producer ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-723 Audio Storytelling
MPPR-723 Audio Storytelling- Crosslisted with MPJO-723

Kathleen J. Baird
Photo of Kathleen J. Baird Kathy Baird is a senior vice president with the integrated marketing communications group in the Washington, DC office. At Fleishman-Hillard, she works on a variety of clients including corporate, nonprofit and academic accounts. Her work spans the true sense of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy
MPPR-760 Integrated Marketing Communications
MPPR-860 Advanced Digital Strategy

Frances H. Bernhards
Photo of Frances H. 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

Andrew Bleeker
Photo of Andrew Bleeker There is no one with more experience in political online marketing than Andrew Bleeker. As the founder of Bully Pulpit Interactive, Andrew was the lead digital marketing strategist on both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He currently serves dual ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Carol Blymire
Photo of Carol Blymire Carol Blymire is principal of Blymire Communications, a privately held communications and public affairs practice in Washington, D.C. focusing on strategic communications, media and public relations, and partnership development. As principal, Carol brings nearly 20 years of communications leadership ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-891 Personal Branding (Cross-listed with MPPR 891)
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

Michael Briggs
Photo of Michael Briggs A senior manager and strategist in Ogilvy PR’s Strategy + Planning and Social Marketing practices, Michael has nearly 25 years of experience developing and implementing communications solutions for diverse issues and industries.

Michael provides counsel for some of Ogilvy’s ...
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Shelva Clemons
Photo of Shelva Clemons As a member of Allstate Insurance Company’s Corporate Relations team, Shelva’s responsibilities include strategic communications, corporate sponsorship and media relations. In her role as a Communications Manager, she serves as the media spokesperson for the mid-Atlantic regional area ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
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

Alyson Curtis
Photo of Alyson Curtis Alyson Curtis is a visiting assistant professor in the graduate Public Relations and Corporate Communications program. She focuses on helping students develop strategic communications approaches informed by research and bolstered with insights, creativity and practicality. She teaches the program’s ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Lisa A. Darr-Feldner
Photo of Lisa A. Darr-Feldner Lisa Feldner is the Director of Marketing, Events and Integrated Media for Network Media Partners Inc., where she leads the team responsible for marketing and events while overseeing projects for association clients. A contributing member of the management team, Lisa ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning

Juliet L. Dixon
Photo of Juliet L. Dixon Julie Dixon is the Deputy Director of Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC), the only academic initiative in the country that examines the critical role of communication in fostering engagement in social change. She manages the day-to-day ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-900 Cause Consulting

Kathryn Downs
Photo of Kathryn Downs Kat Downs is the Graphics Director at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2008, she worked at The Baltimore Sun. She designs, develops and edits information graphics and multimedia projects. She has taught design at Northwestern University’s ...
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Morvarid Fontanez
Photo of Morvarid Fontanez Mory Fontanez is a senior vice president and head of the corporate reputation and crisis group for Edelman’s Digital Public Affairs team. As an expert in online reputation issues, she provides strategic counsel to clients functioning within highly regulated ...
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Margaret Gage
An experienced Washington, DC public policy specialist and advocate, Maggie Gage has developed and implemented legislative and regulatory strategies on a wide array of policy issues.

As Credit Suisse’s Director of Public Policy Americas based in Washington, D.C ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-795 Public Affairs: Developing and Managing Successful Campaigns

John Gundlach
Photo of John Gundlach John Gundlach is an SVP and Group Creative Director at GMMB, a cause-related communications agency in Washington, DC. John has over 16 years of experience in advertising and brand strategy for products and issues from major national brands to non-profits ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-600 Presentation Skills

Cheryl D. Haas
Photo of Cheryl D. Haas Cheryl Haas is an Managing Director at the Advisory Board. In this role, Ms. Haas leads digital marketing services engagements in the healthcare sector. Ms. Haas is a digital marketing industry veteran with over 15 years experience in the field.

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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-880 SEO/Search Engine Strategy
MPPR-881 Digital Marketing

Jonathan Haber
Photo of Jonathan 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

Emma P. Harris
Photo of Emma P. Harris Emma Patti is the Digital Products Manager for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Emma was previously the web designer for Baltimore Magazine, and designed and launched its responsive website. She also served as the web manager for Bethesda and Arlington ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-508 Video Journalism
MPJO-781 Multimedia Storytelling
MPPR-781 Multimedia Storytelling

Emmett Harrison
Photo of Emmett 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:
MPPR-810 Crisis Communications
MPPR-836 Leadership in Communications

Keith Jenkins
Photo of Keith Jenkins Keith Jenkins is a director of photography at National Geographic where he oversees the Society’s online photographic presence and staff. Previously, he served as the Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR.org. In this role, Keith lead a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-781 Multimedia Storytelling
MPPR-781 Multimedia Storytelling

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-605 PR Case Studies

Steven Kostant
Photo of Steven Kostant Steven Kostant is a senior vice president of creative strategy at Fleishman-Hillard Washington, D.C. where he specializes in integrating the creative approach with business and organizational objectives. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Mr. Kostant was Executive Creative Strategist for Planit ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-890 Brand and Creative Strategy: Embracing the Blur

Linda Kramer Jenning
Photo of Linda Kramer Jenning Linda Kramer Jenning began her journalism career with the Associated Press, serving in New York, San Francisco and Oregon. She worked in television at the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, before returning to print journalism as a freelancer for Time ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-630 The Art of Interviewing
MPJO-783 Storytelling for Change- Cross listed with MPPR-782
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone
MPPR-783 Storytelling for Change- Cross listed with MPJO-783

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

Cary S. Lawrence
Photo of Cary S. Lawrence Cary co-founded SocialCode to guide business and partnership development and maximize clients’ social strategy. She previously worked in the ad innovations group at Washington Post Digital (now Graham Holdings Company), where she developed breakthrough solutions for partners, including custom content ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Jennifer Lentfer
Photo of Jennifer Lentfer Jennifer Lentfer was named as one of Foreign Policy Magazine's "100 women to follow on Twitter" in 2012. She is also the creator of a leading blog on international aid, how-matters.org. The blog aims to place community-driven initiatives ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-825 Communications for International Development

Sondra Levitt
Photo of Sondra 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
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt

Greg Linch
Photo of Greg Linch Greg Linch works on projects for the local desk at The Washington Post, collaborating with reporters, editors and departments across the newsroom. This position follows an experimental role with the newsroom developer team building tools for documents, user submissions and ...
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Patricia D. Long
Photo of Patricia D. 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

Michael Long
Photo of Michael Long Actor and author Ben Stein put it this way: "... a poet. I don't see anyone out there under the age of 50 writing better short pieces than he is right now."

Michael Long is an accomplished writer, speechwriter, educator ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-700 Public Relations Writing
MPPR-703 Business Writing for Communicators
MPPR-885 Speech Writing

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

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

Alexandra Merceron
Photo of Alexandra Merceron Prof. Alexandra M. Merceron is an educator and communications professional with 17 years of experience in developing and leading strategic marketing and public relations efforts. She has held management posts at The Boston Globe, The New York Times Co., Harvard ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning
MPPR-710 Media Relations

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-865 Global Communications In the Age of Social Media
MPPR-892 Branded Storytelling: Creating Engagement in a Multichannel, Always-on World

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:
MPPR-810 Crisis Communications
MPPR-836 Leadership in Communications

Don Neal
Photo of Don Neal A marketing thought leader, business strategist, entrepreneur and professor, Don Neal brings his Madison Avenue experience to help organizations see their opportunities and challenges in a new light. He has dedicated his career to the art and science of persuasion ...
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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

Nancy Payne
Photo of Nancy Payne Nancy Payne is the deputy director of the PeaceTech Initiative at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Joining USIP in 2014, she brings expertise in integrating digital media strategies into outreach and behavior change campaigns, and managing international programs. She ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-815 Reputation Management

Robert M. Pflieger
Photo of Robert M. 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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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-707 Managing Trade Association Communications: A Competitive Environment

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:
MPJO-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPPR-500 Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Adrienne Reich
Photo of Adrienne Reich Adrienne joined Edelman in 2012 and leads Edelman Digital’s International team, utilizing her background in global digital marketing, after having worked with multinational companies on their global digital initiatives for more than a decade.

Prior to joining Edelman, Adrienne ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

Mike Schneider
Photo of Mike Schneider Mike Schneider is the Director of Product Development at Bully Pulpit Interactive. In this role he leads ideation and development of BPI's marketing technology stack, with a specific focus on media buying, data-targeting, and analytics/reporting platforms.

Previously, Mike ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Daniel B. Solomon
Photo of Daniel B. Solomon Dan Solomon is an accomplished entrepreneur and a recognized expert in marketing and communications. He is currently Managing Director of Builder, LLC, providing strategic counsel and business development assistance to several corporations in the media, health care, and education industries ...
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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

Elizabeth Taylor
Photo of Elizabeth Taylor Liz Taylor is a Senior Account Director at AKQA, the most awarded digital agency in the world. Currently, she oversees the Verizon account for AKQA’s DC office. She has fifteen years of marketing experience in a variety of disciplines ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-506 Digital Analytics and Measurement

Jacqueline D. Titus
Photo of Jacqueline D. Titus Jackie is a partner at the strategic branding and digital marketing agency Artemis Ward (www.artemisward.com). Jackie has nine years of experience working in agencies including stints at both Weber Shandwick and Social@Ogilvy. She is a highly regarded ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy
MPPR-865 Global Communications In the Age of Social Media

Kate Watts
Photo of Kate Watts Kate Watts is Managing Director of Huge’s Washington, D.C., office. Previously, Kate served as Vice President, Program Management in Huge’s Brooklyn office, where she oversaw the agency’s specialist client services and project management teams. Since joining ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

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

Sarah Yi
Photo of Sarah Yi Sarah Yi is a senior account supervisor in the Energy and International group for Edelman’s Digital Public Affairs practice. She manages client relationships and digital accounts, including Fortune 50 energy companies, to optimize their online presence through owned, social ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPPR-755 Digital Communications Strategy

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