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Ruth Massingill

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2011, Teesside University

Evans Complex, Room 111

Ruth Massingill has more than 20 years experience in public relations, advertising and publications, both as a professional communicator as well as a university administrator and faculty member. Recent awards include Research Achievement in Mass Communication Award (2009 and 2007), Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Mass Communication (2008), and Outstanding Educator (American Advertising Federation, 2002). She is a tenured faculty member at SHSU, and is lead author for a book on penal communication issues, Prison City: Life With the Death Penalty in Huntsville, Texas (Peter Lang, 2007). Most recently, she contributed a chapter on HIV/AIDS social marketing in Mexico to Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories (Jones and Bartlett, 2011).

She owns The Massingill Agency, specializing in social marketing and media relations for alternative health care organizations. She is also a principal in WaterWood Press, which recently published Against Agamemnon, an international anthology of war poetry. She regularly presents papers dealing with communications topics at national and international conferences. She has a Ph.D. in social marketing from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, England, and an M.A. in Journalism (PR emphasis) from the University of Wyoming.


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