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, University of Mississippi 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 Allpha 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