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Gladys Mckie

Part-time Lecturer

Alma Maters: BS, NU., Major:Journalism.,Ph.D. Candidate, Law & Public Policy, NU
Classes Taught: PR Classes: JRNL3425,JRNL3625,JRNL3627 Graphic Design: JRNL5311
Countries Traveled To: Bahamas
Companies Worked For: McKie Communications,Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary,Newton Wellesley Hospital
What is your style of teaching?
I combine theory, skills and practice.
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, PowerPoints, Blackboard, Facebook, Twitter,InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Wordpress
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All assignments should be engaging.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Creativity, Writing Style, Good Grammar
What kind of student would love your class?
Willing to learn and listen
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't let grades control your life. You can learn more from a C than an A sometimes.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Public Relations Planning, Writing, Ethics, Law, Social Media, Graphic Design, Media Relations
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completing my course work for my Ph.D. Hearing from students when they get a fantastic PR/Marketing job.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Writing my dissertation.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be prepared to learn how to be a good writer and thinker. I love creativity!

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