Professor Talisha Dunn-Square is a public relations lecturer in the Department of Communications. She describes herself as a “practitioner who loves to teach.” Before entering the classroom full-time, she was an award-winning public relations, journalism and marketing professional with over 10 years of industry experience. The skilled writer and editor has worked for several traditional and digital publications including The Advocate newspaper (Baton Rouge, La.) Patch Media and Examiner. com.
One of her most rewarding experiences was serving as the chief publicist for the historical Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. During the project, she planned events with several high-profile politicians, including Louisiana’s first female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.
Dunn-Square has worked with a host of corporate businesses building public relations and strategic communication plans. She is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists, Baltimore Association of Black Journalists and the Maryland Communication Association.
For the 2015 – 2016 academic year, she was selected as an “Outstanding Young Faculty” awardee for the College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout her career, she earned awards from other organizations such as the Louisiana Press Association, Women in Media, World Road Association PIARC and the Press Club of New Orleans.
She has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Southern University and A&M College and a M.A. in Organizational Communications from Bowie State University.