Name: Shelly Wright
Title: Executive Asst. to the President (formerly Lecturer and Public Relations Program Coordinator, Department of Communication and Media
Academic Rank: N/A (Professional Staff)
Department: President's Office
Expertise Keywords: Editing, Journalism, Newspapers, Public relations, Writing
Available For: interviews, essays, speaking
Expertise: I have worked for two years in public relations for an international nonprofit organization where I wrote and editing print materials for distribution to internal and external audiences. My professional experience also includes work as a staff writer for a daily newspaper in the Hudson Valley where I covered municipal government, education, business and the police beats. I also served as a copy editor, editing stories, writing headlines and proofing pages. I speak German fluently and have conversational knowledge of French.
Currrent Research: Public Relations, Organizational Communication, the Sociology of News Production, Civil Society and the Public Sphere, Eastern European Media Issues
Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Lecturer, Department of Communication and Media 1996-2003
Public Relations Program Coordinator, Department of Communication and Media (1998-2003)
Interim Director of Public Affairs (2002)
Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Editorial Assistant and German Translator, The Lutheran World Federation, a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, 1987-1989.
Staff Writer and Copy Editor, The Middletown, N.Y. Times Herald-Record, 1990-1999.
|Wartburg College||Fall 1983 to Spring 1987||Bachelor of Arts||1987||Double major in German/journalis|
|Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism||Fall 1989 to Spring 1990||Master of Science||1990||Journalism|
|University at Albany||Spring 1998||doctoral student||Sociology with Communication emp|
National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education
Public Relations Society of America
Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication
College Media Advisers
Society for Collegiate Journalists (past first vice president and past National Contest Coordinator; currently adviser to student chapter at SUNY New Paltz)