Amanda Clinton serves as an adjunct professor at the OSU-Tulsa campus, teaching persuasive writing and advanced public relations writing. In her day job, she is the director of communications for Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses. Amanda directs public relations efforts to promote everything from tribal health care, housing and education to the Cherokee Nation’s business interests in gaming, manufacturing, information technology and more. The two departments she manages have won numerous awards for their work, including a national PR Daily Award in 2012.
Her specialties include strategic communication plans, crisis communications and comprehensive social media plans. Prior to her career at the Cherokee Nation, Amanda was a newscast producer at KTUL in Tulsa and KTKA in Topeka, Kan. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from OSU in 2001 and her master’s degree in mass communications from OSU in 2011.
While juggling two workloads is sometimes challenging, Amanda says she loves helping students understand the communications field and opening their eyes to the many career paths that are possible after graduation. In her spare time, Amanda is involved in the Tulsa Press Club, OSU Alumni Association Tulsa Chapter, Public Relations Society of America and other non-profit organizations.