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Rick Bebout

Rick Bebout

Technology Specialist

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5736

Rick Bebout leads the technology support for the Reed College of Media. He is responsible for supporting both the on-ground and online technology needs for faculty, staff, adjunct instructors and students.

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Valerie Burgess

Valerie Burgess

Financial Manager

304-293-5904

Valerie Burgess serves as the Financial Manager at the WVU Reed College of Media. Burgess joined the College in December 2013 and manages the financial and administrative functions of the College of Media. She works directly with the Dean to determine and oversee the financial objectives of the College.

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 Brett Collins

Brett Collins

Technology Coordinator

B.A.Tech. (West Virginia University at Parkersburg)

(304) 293-5744

Brett.Collins@mail.wvu.edu

Brett Collins serves as the Technology Coordinator for the WVU Reed College of Media. He manages the network system, access issues and all computer maintenance and updates. Collins also is responsible for all audio-visual equipment and server access.

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David Crawford

David Crawford

Multimedia Specialist

B.S. (The Art Institute of Pittsburgh)

(304) 293-6246

David Crawford joined the Media Innovation Center (MIC) at the WVU Reed College of Media in April 2016.  He serves as the Multimedia Specialist, responsible for creating multimedia projects for the Center’s marketing and communications as well as supporting the MIC technology. He also identifies and implements emerging technology in support of programming and curriculum.

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Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham

Special Events Coordinator for the Media Innovation Center

M.S. (West Virginia University)

As the Special Events Coordinator for the Media Innovation Center, Shannon Cunningham oversees the scheduling, set up and management needs for events hosted at the center. She also maintains the day-to-day classroom and operational needs.

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Whitney Godwin

Whitney Godwin

Recruiting Specialist

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5735

Whitney Godwin is responsible for recruiting high school and transfer students to the WVU Reed College of Media. Godwin is constantly looking for high schools that show great promise in journalism and new media.

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Demetrius A. Greer

Demetrius A. Greer

Academic Advisor

M.Div. (Duke University)

304-293-8538

Demetrius A. Greer serves as an academic advisor in the WVU Reed College of Media. Greer joined the advising team in August 2013 and works primarily with first time freshmen and students with fewer than 30 earned credit hours. Greer oversees the MOVE (Motivating Others Via Engagement) Peer Mentoring Program for the college. Mr. Greer has taught JRL 101 online since summer 2016.

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Cindy Hart

Cindy Hart

Program Director for Online Programs

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-3286

Cindy Hart is the program director of online programs. She oversees program curriculum, course quality, support of online instructors, and management of course development activities.

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Aaron Hawley

Aaron Hawley

Program Coordinator for MDS

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-3133

As the coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Studies major and the college’s minors, Hawley is responsible for all undergraduate online programs offered by the College of Media.  He recruits, advises and supports the college’s MDS majors and declared minors as well teaches the orientation and capstone classes in the MDS program. Most recently, he served as Program Developer and Undergraduate Online Programs Coordinator for the College of Media. Before joining the College, Hawley was an account executive at Bowers Broadcasting in Morgantown, W.Va. There, he managed and recruited advertising clients, conducted market research, implemented advertising campaigns and provided customer service.

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Alex Jarvis

Alex Jarvis

Online Student Success Advisor for Online Students

M.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-8683

As the Online Student Success Advisor, I work with our students in both the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program and the Data Marketing Communications (DMC) program. I assist the students during their time in our programs to ensure their success in and out of the classroom, as well as help them address any needs they may have during their time with us. I look forward to working with all our students and helping them through their journey here at West Virginia University.

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Allyson Kennedy

Allyson Kennedy

Communications Manager

M.S. (Duquesne University)

304-293-5726

Ally Kennedy is responsible for implementing and managing the integrated marketing communications plan for the WVU Reed College of Media. Kennedy’s primary function is to serve as the lead writer and storyteller, enhancing the awareness, recognition and academic reputation of the online programs.

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Erica Lindsay

Erica Lindsay

Director of Marketing and Communications

B.S.J., B.F.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-7016

Erica Lindsay is the director of marketing and communications for the WVU Reed College of Media. She manages the execution of the College’s integrated marketing communications plan, the implementation of high-profile events and efforts to identify and produce stories that promote the College’s students, alumni and faculty.

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Chad Mezera

Chad Mezera

Assistant Dean of Online Programs

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5903

Chad Mezera is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs, including the master’s degree program in integrated marketing communications (IMC); graduate certificate programs in IMC and digital marketing communications; and undergraduate minors in advertising, public relations, sports communication, health promotion, strategic social media, event planning and entertainment media.

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Ryan Minnnigh

Ryan Minnigh

Enrollment Specialist for Online Programs

304-293-6278

As an Enrollment Specialist, Ryan works with prospective students interested in the Reed College of Media’s Online Graduate Programs in Data Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing Communications and Integrated Marketing Communications. He assists students through the program's admissions process and helps them register for their first classes once admitted to their respective program.

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Eric Minor

Eric Minor

Director of Student Careers and Opportunities

B.S.J. (West Virginia University)

304-293-6117

Eric Minor (BSJ, 1995, MS IMC, 2014), an award-winning television anchor and multimedia journalist, joined the College in June 2013 as its first Director of Student Careers and Opportunities.

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Stefanie Moore

Stefanie Moore

Marketing Specialist for Online Graduate Programs

M.S. (West Virginia University), expected May 2020

304-293-3286

stefanie.moore@mail.wvu.edu

As the Marketing Specialist, I implement marketing campaigns for all online programs and execute strategic recruitment events and an annual national conference.

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Tricia Petty

Tricia Petty

Assistant Dean for Student and Enrollment Services

M.A. (University of Georgia)

304-293-5874

Tricia Petty is the Assistant Dean for Student and Enrollment Services for the WVU Reed College of Media. In this role, she oversees freshman and transfer recruitment, undergraduate student advising, retention efforts, and student careers and opportunities initiatives.

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Andy Pickens

Andy Pickens

Multimedia Specialist

B.F.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-9442

Andy Pickens is the Multimedia Specialist at WVU’s Reed College of Media. His responsibilities include working closely with instructors to build and maintain graduate and undergraduate online courses offered by the Online Programs unit.

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Kayla Poling

Kayla Poling

Academic Advisor

M.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5686

Kayla Poling serves as an Academic Advisor in the WVU Reed College of Media. Poling joined the advising team in August 2014 and works with undergraduate students in the college.

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Emily Roush

Emily Roush

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

M.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5873

Emily Roush serves as the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator at the WVU Reed College of Media. She works closely with the advising office and assists the advising team during high traffic advising season.

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Austin Rupp

Austin Rupp

Professional Technologist

B.F.A. Graphic Design (West Virginia University)

(304) 293-6809

Austin Rupp serves as the Professional Technologist at the WVU Reed College of Media. He manages the College’s web presence. One of Rupp’s primary functions is to implement and maintain the University brand and College strategic messaging in all digital collateral. He creates websites and HTML emails. In addition, Rupp maintains College blogs, SEO, analytics, and quality assurance.

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 Daniel Sadler

Daniel Sadler

Online Graduate Enrollment and Retention Manager

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-8542

As the Online Graduate Enrollment and Retention Manager, I oversee the comprehensive process of students pursuing their goal of furthering their education from inquiring about the program until graduation. I am also continuously working on building and strengthening the alumni network for the IMC and DMC programs.

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Brenda Sisler

Brenda Sisler

Administrative Assistant

A.A. (Garret Community College)

304-293-2250

Brenda Sisler is an administrative associate in the WVU Reed College of Media. Her responsibilities include general office duties, as well as handling accounting paperwork. Sisler also assists the dean and faculty.

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Andrea Teeman

Andrea Teeman

Administrative Assistant

B.S. Accounting (Fairmont State)

304-293-3506

Andrea Teeman is an administrative assistant in the WVU Reed College of Media. Her responsibilities include managing the Dean’s schedule, event planning, travel arrangements and general office duties. She assists the Dean as well as other faculty at the College. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Fairmont State University.

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Joshua Walters

Joshua Walters

Director of Development

B.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-6775

Joshua Walters serves as the Director of Development for the WVU Reed College of Media. He oversees the fundraising and alumni relations efforts for the College, including major/planned gifts, the annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, and stewardship.

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