PRSA-Maryland Names Morgan Professor As The ‘2019 PR Educator Of The Year’


The Public Relations Society of America-Maryland (PRSA-MD) Board of Directors has named Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) professor and department chair David Marshall, Ph.D. as the “2019 Public Relations (PR) Educator of the Year.” Dr. Marshall will be formally recognized before a group of his public relations peers at PRSA-Maryland ‘Best in Maryland’ Award Gala on December 4, 2019.

“Dr. Marshall’s credentials made him an easy pick for Educator of the Year. Not only does he have the teaching kudos to earn the award, he also has leadership skills.” said Lisa Brusio Coaster, President of PRSA-MD. “He has served as an executive, mentor, and champion for professional development which are all hallmarks of an excellent role model for today’s youth.”

At Morgan, Dr. Marshall effectively incorporates multimedia and social media as vehicles to elevate student engagement and early adoption of the latest industry trends. He is also very active in creating pathways for Morgan students to engage with professionals and gain critical experiences that go beyond the classroom. His efforts have also been integral in securing mutually beneficial partnerships with nonprofit organizations like Project Step, CharmTV, and The Baltimore Times, providing students with practical knowledge that can be utilized following graduation.

Prior to joining the faculty at his alma mater Morgan State, Dr. Marshall served as a program chair communication studies and collegiate professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus, the president at the International College of Cayman Islands, and vice president of academic affairs at City Colleges in Chicago.

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized in such a meaningful way by my colleagues,” said Dr. Marshall. “This award is also a celebration of PRSA-MD whose members have invested heavily in mentoring Morgan’s talented Strategic Communication (SCOM) students through guest lectures and portfolio reviews. I am thrilled that along with our SCOM faculty, we are all working together to groom the next generation of communication leaders.”

Dr. Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communications from Temple University, a master’s in journalism from Temple University, and a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Morgan State University. He is a member and on the incoming board of directors for PRSA-MD and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists Association (NABJ). With experience as assessment and accreditation, Dr. Marshall has served as SGJC assessment coordinator and is often desired as a speaker and consultant in teaching and learning practice.

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