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Marcie Hinton

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Dr. Marcie Hinton

209 Wilson Hall
270.809.5308
mhinton@murraystate.edu


Education:
Ph.D: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Area of study: Communications with a concentration in Journalism Secondary: Rhetoric and Composition.
M.A.: Murray State University, Murray, Ky. May 1995 Area of study: Communications with a concentration in Journalism.
B.A.: Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. May 1991 Major: Journalism Mass Communications. Minor: English.

Biography:
Dr. Marcie Hinton enlightens students at Murray State University as a professor of public relations. She also taught journalism/public relations classes at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She likes to travel with students in experiential learning environments. Some of the "away" classes and places in which she has participated include "The History of Musical Theater" in New York, "Communication for Communion" in Italy and "International Public Relations" in England. Academically, she has published public relations case studies regarding Starbucks, Nigerian women protests, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Toms Shoes and others regarding postmodern public relations as well as international and grassroots communication, but also dabbling in cause-related marketing. Professionally, she works with artists to promote their works and shows by writing artist statements, news releases, maintaining social media, ghostwriting and editing books and other publications. She currently presents a workshop about using mobile technology in the classroom as well. Hinton began her career with internships at Southern Living magazine and Baptist Health Systems. After graduation, she served as the assistant editor for the Southern Living food and travel trade publications. She also wrote back book covers and edited books for Schroeder Publishing. She loves to cook and travel and her favorite combination is attending cooking classes in Italy

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