Instructor, Mass Communication and Journalism
Maggie Williams is an instructor and the internship coordinator for the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. She also shares teaching the school’s Social Media and British Journalism course in London on alternating summers with Dr. David R. Davies as part of the university’s British Studies Program. She began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at USM in the mid-1980s while a newspaper reporter with the Hattiesburg American. She also worked as news editor for the USM Public Relations Office from 1994-1998 prior to joining the school full time in 1998 as its publication manager, a position she held until 2010. She is an award-winning writer and has judged writing competitions for high school, collegiate and professional writing contests nationwide. She is active in the community as a member of the board of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County and its related Friends of the Library group.