School of Media & Strategic Communications

Asya Cooley

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Asya Cooley teaches in strategic communications and conducts research at Oklahoma State University's School of Media and Strategic Communications.  She is finishing her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Mississippi State University (MSU).  A native of Southwestern Russia, she is a communication graduate of Alcorn State University who went on to receive a master's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University, Ms. Cooley served as MSU's Director of Development.  Her primary responsibility was to coordinate and implement major gifts programs for three MSU areas:  Graduate School, MSU Libraries and Shackouls Honors College.  Before joining the MSU Foundation, she worked at the New York Times Regional Media Group in advertising.

Ms. Cooley's research interests combine fields of mass communications and public administration.  She focuses on non-profit communications and management.  She is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).  She is an inductee into Pi Alpha Alpha Honorary Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society.  She has also served as a Vice President of Membership with Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) and received a Top 40 Under 40 Award from Alcorn State University in 2012.

Ms. Cooley's research has appeared in Journal of Media and Communication Studies, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, and Ecquid Novi.


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