Communication Studies

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Curriculum emphasizes ethical and philosophical relationships of the individual to society.

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SMU's award-winning debate program provides solid preparation for developing the student's voice.

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Access to outstanding hands-on experiences includes working the Republican and Democratic national conventions, consulting with boards of nonprofit organizations and participating in international travel programs.

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Students can network with executives from Dallas-area companies through SMU’s PRSSA chapter.

Nina Flournoy

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Nina Flournoy

Nina Flournoy

Senior Lecturer

Nina Flournoy is senior lecturer in the Division of Communication Studies. She teaches communications classes at SMU-in-Taos, New Mexico. She directed the SMU-in-London program for eight years and served on SMU’s International Task Force. Flournoy joined SMU in 1997, leaving a position as senior editor for Dallas Family magazine. Prior to this, she was regional editor and a correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and “W” Magazine. She also served as editor for Dallas Child magazine and Dallas Family magazine. She has written for “D” Magazine, Money, Dallas Morning News, American Way, Texas Business and New York-based Daily News Record

Education

Master of Liberal Studies, Southern Methodist University
B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing, Louisiana State University  

Professional Experience

Regional editor and a correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine; senior editor of Dallas Family magazine; editor for Dallas Child magazine.

Teaching

Global Communication, Communication in the Civil Society, Strategic Communication

Publications

Writer/reporter for D Magazine, Money Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, American Way, Texas Business and New York-based Daily News Record.

Distinctions

Received the Dallas Press Association's Katie Award for excellence in feature writing and the Junior League of Dallas Community Service Award. Named among the top writers in the nation by the Medill School of Journalism. Received SMU Panhellenic Award for Outstanding Faculty and SMU Hope Award.

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