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School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Kenneth D. Payne, M.A.

Kenneth D. Payne, M.A.

Kenneth D. Payne, M.A.

Associate Professor

Office:  MMTH 316
Phone:  (270) 745-3968
Email:  ken.payne@wku.edu
Website:  https://youtu.be/Btl3W7_aiTY

Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

     Fundamentals of Public Relations

     Public Relations Writing & Production

     Digital Tactics in Public Relations

     Public Relations Strategy & Planning

     Public Relations Management

     Understanding Media

     New Media Literacy

 

Graduate Courses:

      Public Relations in Sport and Recreation

      Public Relations Writing for Sport and Recreation

Experience

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Bowling Green, KY, 2009 – Present

Associate Professor of Public Relations - reporting to the Director

 

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Bowling Green, KY, 2003 – 2009

Assistant Professor of Public Relations - reporting to the Director

 

MOUNTAIN SPORTS INTERACTIVE (MSI), Boulder, CO, 1998 – 2003

General Manager – reporting to the President and Publisher

 

VAIL RESORTS, Inc., Vail, CO, 1996 – 1998

New Media Manager – reporting to Senior VP Marketing and Sales

 

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, 140th Fighter Wing, 1995-1998

Colorado Air National Guard 

Public Affairs Officer – reporting to the Wing Commander

 

RALSTON RESORTS Inc., Breckenridge, CO, 1993 – 1996

Communications Manager – reporting to the Director of Communications

 

UNITED STATES ARMY, 7th Army, Fort Lewis, WA, 1991 – 1993

Public Affairs Officer – Reporting to the Division Commander

 

UNITED STATES ARMY, 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI, 1988 – 1991

Commander, Executive Officer – Reporting to the Battalion Commander

 

UNITED STATES ARMY, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO, 1984 – 1988

Aviation Platoon Leader, Operation Officer – Reporting to the Company Commander

Education

Master of Journalism Degree – Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 1992

Concentration in Business Management

Thesis Research: Analysis of News Reporting During the Gulf War

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree – Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 1983

Double Major in Public Relations and Communication

Minor in Military Science

 

Defense Information School/Public Affairs – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, 1991

Combined Arms and Services Staff School – Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1991

Armor Officer Advanced Course – Fort Knox, KY, 1987

Rotary Wing Officer Course (Aviation) - Fort Rucker, AL, 1984

Armor Officer Basic Course – Fort Knox, KY, 1983

Research/ Presentations

Innovative Strategies to Increase Newspaper Revenue - April 16, 2004, Western Kentucky University (Presenter).

 

•       Conference on Media Convergence: Cooperation, Collisions, and Change - October, 2005, Brigham Young University (Presenter)

 

•       E-Train Technology Conference - Fall, 2005, Western Kentucky University (Presenter)

 

•       Journalism Scholars Day - Fall, 2005, Western Kentucky University (Presenter)

 

•       Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA) - November, 2006, Sloan Convention Center - Bowling Green (Presenter)

 

•       Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Online Editing Workshop - June, 2007, Western Kentucky University Presenter (Presenter)

 

•       Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Online Editing Workshop - June, 2008, Western Kentucky University Presenter (Project Evaluation & Critique)

 

•       AEJMC Mid-Winter Conference - February, 2008, Pittsburg, PA (Research Presenter)

 

•       AEJMC Convention - August, 2008, Chicago, IL (Research Presenter, Published in Convention Proceedings)

 

•       PRSA International Convention – October, 2008, Detroit, MI (Research Presenter/Discussant). 2008 Educators Academy Research Session.

 

•       International Public Relations Research Conference – March, 2009 (Research Presenter/Discussant).

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