jill alexanderJill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Associate Teaching Professor and Public Relations Certificate Coordinator. She currently serves as interim department chair.

Following a 30-year career in public relations and corporate communication, Alexander chose to share her insights and inspire future public relations practitioners at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She brings a wealth of expertise in media relations, corporate communication, internal communication, crisis communication, and community relations to the classroom.

In a previous role as senior director, corporate communication, Alexander has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), Miami Herald, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburgh Tribune, Quad-City Times, Waterloo Courier, SEMissourian (Cape Girardeau), Vicksburg Post, Natchez Democrat, Mobile Press-Register, Biloxi Sun-Herald and numerous television stations across the United States.

She also serves as faculty advisor to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at the University. In 2019, she launched a student-run public relations firm on campus at UMSL called The Barnett Agency. She continues to serve as supervisor.

Jill has previously served as district chair for the Midwest District of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Additionally, she previously served treasurer for PRSA Midwest District and past president of PRSA St. Louis. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Missouri Veterans History Project.

B.A., State University College of New York at Buffalo
M.A., University of South Alabama

Courses Taught:
COMM 1040 Introduction to Public Speaking
COMM 1050 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 1150 Introduction to Public Relations
COMM 2080 Advertising Copywriting
COMM 3370 Social Media in Public Relations
COMM 3358 Communication in Public Relations
COMM 4100 Communication Campaigns
COMM 3395 Sports PR
HONORS 3030 So, You Think You Want To Be Famous

Contact Information:
Phone: 314-516-5480
Office: 583 Lucas Hall
Email: alexanderjil@umsl.edu