Senior Director of Public Relations
Communications and Marketing
Derryberry Hall 300
As senior director of public relations at Tennessee Tech, Dewayne plans, directs and coordinates university communications to both internal and external audiences to inform and educate about the university, including news, social media, photography, videography, media relations and Board of Trustees communication. He also conducts public relations-related research and provides findings to university administrators for use in communication efforts.
He has worked in the communication field for 30 years, with more than 20 years in higher education marketing communication. He has experience in journalism, public relations, and creative communication and design.
He holds a B.A. in English and A.C. in film studies from Indiana University, and an M.A. in journalism/public relations from the University of Memphis.
His research interests include data communication, corporate reputation, customized
marketing, and free speech. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in Tech's
journalism department, teaching mass communication, news writing, advertising copywriting,
intro to public relations, and magazine design and production.
Dewayne has been with Tennessee Tech since 2007, serving as the director of creative services before being named to his current position in 2016.