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Rick Bebout

Rick Bebout

Technology Specialist

M.S. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5736

Rick Bebout is a technology specialist; his primary responsibilities are to build and maintain all of the program’s graduate courses and support our online students and instructors. 

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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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Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham

Program Coordinator

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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Timmy Eads

Recruiting Specialist

B.S.J. (West Virginia University)

(304) 964-7469

Timmy Eads is responsible for recruiting high school and transfer students to the WVU Reed College of Media. 

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Breanne Ford

Breanne Ford

Enrollment Coach for Online Graduate Programs

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications (West Virginia University)

304-293-6278

Breanne Ford (Bre) is the enrollment specialist for Reed College of Media Online Programs. Ford assists students throughout the enrollment and admissions process. She is one of the main contacts for students when first inquiring about the program, throughout their enrollment process, and until graduation.

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Emily

Emily Gerber

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

M.S. (West Virginia University)

 (304) 293-3507

Emily Gerber serves as an undergraduate academic advisor for the Reed College of Media. In her role, she helps students transition to college, navigate their program and succeed post-graduation.

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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. Greer has a strong affinity and penchant for working with first-generation students. He is often called upon to work with students who need academic transformation. Greer oversees the MOVE (Motivating Others Via Engagement) Peer Mentoring Program for the college. Mr. Greer has taught MDIA 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 program director of online programs for Reed College of Media’s marketing and communications program. She oversees program curriculum, course development projects, and support of online instructors.

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Aaron Hawley

Aaron Hawley

Program Coordinator for MMS

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 MMS majors and declared minors as well teaches the orientation and capstone classes in the MMS 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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Allyson Kennedy

Allyson Kennedy

Communications Manager

M.S. (Duquesne University)

304-293-5726

Allyson Kennedy is the communications manager for the WVU Reed College of Media. She is responsible for implementing and managing the integrated marketing communications (IMC) plan for the College.

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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 for the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University (WVU). In this role, he oversees all online courses offered by the college and leads the online programs support team.

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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, Stefanie Moore implements marketing campaigns for all online programs, executes strategic recruitment events and an annual national conference.

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Andy Pickens

Andy Pickens

Multimedia Specialist

B.F.A. (West Virginia University)

304-293-9442

Andy Pickens is a proud alumnus of West Virginia University. Pickens is the multimedia specialist for the Marketing Communications online programs. His responsibilities include working closely with instructors to build and maintain graduate and undergraduate online courses, as well as shooting photos and videos. Pickens uses his photography and videography skills for all Data Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing Communications and Integrated Marketing Communications events.

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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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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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Amanda Tuscan

Amanda Tuscan

Online Programs Graduate Advisor

M.B.A. (Fairmont State University)

304-293-8683

Amanda Tuscan is excited to serve as an academic advisor for the online graduate students in the WVU Reed College of Media. She joined the college in July 2021.

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