Cindy Blackwell, Ph.D

Visiting Associate Professor

Cindy Blackwell is a visiting associate professor in the public relations program. She is currently the advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at USM, as well as the advisor for The Agency. Previously, Dr. Blackwell was a tenured associate professor at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Blackwell earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  While on faculty at OSU Dr. Blackwell taught in the agricultural communications program as well as directed the marketing communications program for the New Product Development Center, assisting small businesses with public relations and communications issues. In addition to her teaching Dr. Blackwell served as a co-director on four major grant projects. Through one Department of State project, Dr. Blackwell assisted her project team with the education and development of media specialists from Mali, West Africa.