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Laura Kirby

  • Position: Lead Faculty at UWF Emerald Coast, Instructor, Internship Coordinator
  • Department: Communication
  • Office Location: Building 36, Room 185
  • Campus: 850.474.2895
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Laura Kirby is an Instructor with real world business experience, working in higher education. Kirby worked as an Advertising Account Executive for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida and as a Marketing Director managing advertising and public relations for a national real estate firm. She is skilled in communication, public relations, team building, management, leadership, social media and marketing. 
Kirby conducted research in high impact practices, including practical internships for her master's. She currently coordinates internships for the UWF Department of Communication and is the UWF Student Florida Public Relations Association advisor.

Degrees & Institutions

Kirby received her AA from the Florida State University, her BA in Advertising with a minor in Marketing from the University of Florida, and her master’s in Strategic Communication and Leadership from the University of West Florida.
She holds a Quality Matters certification from UWF.

Current Courses

COM 2608 Basic Communication Skills
COM 2713 Writing for Communication Professions
SPC 3110 Interpersonal Communication
COM 3471 Social Media Communication
COM 4110 Communication for Business and Professionals
COM 4940 Internship in Communication
PUR 3100 Writing for Public Relations
PUR 4400 Crisis Public Relations
MMC 4201 Constitution and the Press/Media Law