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. Prior to going into academia, Spaulding spent about 10 years in the public relations industry, working for several agencies, including Rogers & Cowan and Weber Shandwick. In his role with these agencies, Spaulding has managed analyst relations, media relations and consumer relations campaigns both on a local/regional and a national and international scale for clients as diverse as Activision, The Hazelden Foundation, Razer, Gallagher & Kennedy, and Microsoft. Since moving into higher education, Spaulding has created and taught multiple public relations and communication courses at graduate and undergraduate levels and actively published and presented research on public relations and religion and public relations history. He was also named PRSA-Maryland’s Educator of the Year in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Miami, a M.A. degree in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. degree in Journalism from Arizona State University.