Asya Cooley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Strategic Communications
316-A Paul Miller Journalism Building



B.A., Mass Communication, Alcorn State University

Master of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Mississippi State University

Professional Experience

Director of Development, Mississippi State University Foundation

Director of Annual Giving, Mississippi State University Foundation

Research Associate, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Alabama

Account Executive, The New York Times Regional Media Group

Research Interests

Nonprofit communications
Nonprofit management
Higher education management
Virtual accountability

Professional Organization

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Pi Alpha Alpha Honorary Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM)
Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
United States Tennis Association|

Courses Taught

Copywriting and Creative Strategy
Nonprofit Communication
Strategic Communications Campaigns