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Emily DuPlessis, MA

Emily DuPlessisMs. DuPlessis is a multidimensional communications instructor with a strong background in writing, branding, marketing, media relations, website management, higher education, organizational leadership, public relations strategy and advertising.  She has over 15 years of industry experience and 5 years of sharing her expertise with future public relations professionals in the classroom. “I believe students interested in this vibrant field should examine and learn in settings that resemble the professional sector," she says. "Therefore, my instructional philosophy blends both theory and rhetoric with practical scenarios in order to equip students with a realistic perspective of the profession. Ultimately, I am an active educator with a relationship-centered approach to learning.” Ms. DuPlessis earned a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University. Her Wildcat pride lives on in her current role as an assistant professor of public relations and faculty adviser for the PRSSA Club.

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