Tonya Hays joined the Department of Communication’s faculty in the fall of 2020 and worked the previous semester as a listing professor. Hays received her B.A from Oklahoma Baptist University and her MFA in Texas Christian University. At MSU, Hays teaches acting, playwriting, directing, theatre for young audiences and theatre for change.
Greg Barker received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism in 1988 from Mississippi State University. The Meridian, Miss., native now resides in Birmingham, Ala., serving as the president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Brittany Young received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism from Mississippi State University in 2013 and received her Master of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences with a concentration in Telecommunication & Film from the University of Alabama in 2015.
John Arledge received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 1990 from Mississippi State University. A native of Gautier, Miss., Arledge currently resides in Brandon, Miss., and works as Vice President of Public Affairs at Entergy in Jackson, Miss.
Nancy Dorman-Hickson received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 1982. After graduating from MSU, Dorman-Hickson went to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and earned a master's in Communication.
Giles Lindley, a native of Jackson, Miss., is a professor in the Department of Communication’s communication and media studies concentration. Lindley is a graduate of MSU’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, and he received a Master of Divinity from Duke, an MA and PhD in Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Aspen Humes is a junior from Atlanta, Ga., double-majoring in communication, with a concentration in communication and media studies and political science. Around campus, Humes is a member of I.D.E.A.L. Woman, Beyond Arrest Re-thinking Systemic Oppression (BARS MSU), and Covid Vaccine Ambassadors.
Cameron Mayers is a sophomore double-majoring in communication with a concentration in theatre and political science, and he is minoring in marketing. Mayers is incredibly active across campus, participating in Student Association, where he is director of marketing for organizational outreach.
Bethany Deuel is a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations from from Hoover, Ala. Deuel currently serves as a Roadrunner for the university and is involved in the Reformed University Fellowship.
Sarah Nicholas received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2000. Nicholas, a native and current resident of Starkville, Miss., serves as a writer and editor for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University.
Sara Frederic received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2008 from Mississippi State University. Frederic also earned two master’s degrees from MSU, including a Master of Business Administration in 2011 and a Master of Science in Sports Administration in 2012.