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KEVIN S. TROWBRIDGE, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Relations Department of Public Relations Belmont University


Ph.D., Regent University M.A., The University of Memphis B.A., Union University

Specializations: Social Media, New Technology, Communication, Culture, Nonprofit Public Relations, Pedagogy and Applied Research Methods

FULL His online profiles describe him as a "believer, husband, relator, learner, educator, PROFESSIONAL maximizer, enthusiast, researcher and strategist." And, Kevin Trowbridge fuses those BIOGRAPHY roles and interests on the public relations faculty at Belmont University. He teaches (340 words) Introduction to Public Relations, Social Media & Public Relations (#SoMePR), PR Design & Production, Public Relations Research and First-Year Seminar. Trowbridge joined the Belmont faculty in Fall 2011, coming to Middle Tennessee from Lee University where he taught public relations and journalism courses, advised the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), coached two nationally recognized Bateman Case Study teams and directed the student media operations. Before pursuing his Ph.D. in communication and following his call to teach, Trowbridge served as vice president for communications at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an international higher education association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Other professional experiences include public relations, marketing and corporation communications in higher education, healthcare and banking/finance. Professionally, Trowbridge is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Social Media Club (SMC). He is also a member of the PRSA Nashville and Lookout Chapters and served the Lookout Chapter as president, vice president and professional development/program chair and PRSSA Liaison. Trowbridge has been active in PRSA on the district level through service as the chair of the programming committee for the 2012 PRSA Southeast District conference. Currently, he is serving as chair-elect for the Southeast District. Additionally, he has been involved with other professional organizations including the International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), Tennessee Communication Association (TCA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Social Media Club. In addition to his institutional and professional activities, Trowbridge enjoys researching social media and new technologys impact on communication and culture, facilitating the young professionals ministry at his church, and collecting Mr. Potato Heads. Originally from Horse Cave, Ky., Trowbridge resides in Smyrna, Tenn., with his wife, Robyn, their furry feline named Frosty and their beagle named Bakster.
For more information, visit http://about.me/kevinstrowbridge or http://www.kevinstrowbridge.com.

KEVIN S. TROWBRIDGE, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Relations Department of Public Relations Belmont University


Ph.D., Regent University M.A., The University of Memphis B.A., Union University

Specializations: Social Media, New Technology, Communication, Culture, Nonprofit Public Relations, Pedagogy and Applied Research Methods

BRIEF Kevin Trowbridge is a member of the faculty in the Department of Public Relations at BIOGRAPHY Belmont University where he teaches the introduction to public relations course, social (200 words) media, design, research and first-year seminar. Trowbridge joined the Belmont faculty in Fall 2011, coming to Middle Tennessee from another private university where he taught public relations and journalism courses. Before pursuing his Ph.D. in communication and returning to academia, Trowbridge served as vice president for communications at an international higher education association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Other professional experiences include public relations, marketing and corporation communications in higher education, healthcare and banking/finance. Professionally, Trowbridge is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Social Media Club (SMC). He is actively involved with PRSA where is a member of the PRSA Nashville Chapter and the PRSA Southeast District Board of Directors. In addition to his institutional and professional activities, Trowbridge enjoys researching social media and new technologys impact on communication and culture, leading the young professionals ministry at his church, and collecting Mr. Potato Heads. Originally from Horse Cave, Ky., Trowbridge and his wife, Robyn, reside in Smyrna, Tenn.
For more information, visit http://about.me/kevinstrowbridge or http://www.kevinstrowbridge.com.

KEVIN S. TROWBRIDGE, PH.D.


Assistant Professor of Public Relations Department of Public Relations Belmont University
Ph.D., Regent University M.A., The University of Memphis B.A., Union University Specializations: Social Media, New Technology, Communication, Culture, Nonprofit Public Relations, Pedagogy and Applied Research Methods

ALTERNATE Kevin Trowbridge is a member of the faculty in the Department of Public Relations at BRIEF Belmont University. BIOGRAPHY (150 words) Trowbridge joined the Belmont faculty in Fall 2011, coming to Middle Tennessee from another private university where he taught public relations and journalism courses. Before pursuing his Ph.D. in communication and returning to academia to teach, Trowbridge practiced public relations for nearly a decade at an international member-based association, a private university, a major health care corporation and a financial institution. Professionally, Trowbridge is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Social Media Club (SMC). He is actively involved with PRSA at the local and district levels. In addition to his institutional and professional activities, Trowbridge enjoys researching social media, serving at his church and collecting Mr. Potato Heads. Trowbridge and his wife, Robyn, reside in Smyrna, Tenn.
For more information, visit http://about.me/kevinstrowbridge or http://www.kevinstrowbridge.com.

KEVIN S. TROWBRIDGE

Believer Husband Relator Learner Educator Maximizer Enthusiast Researcher Strategist

BRIDGE- We all build bridges. Some of us just enjoy it more than others. A simple metaphor of a THEMED relationship, a bridge connects two things and potentially serves as a conduit of mutual BIOGRAPHY benefit and influence. Kevin Trowbridge basks in the bridge-building process between (227 words) individuals, groups, organizations, ideas, concepts, or theories. As a believer, he interacts with the world through a biblical and Christ-centered frame of reference. As a husband, he savors the blessings of marriage and family. As a relator, he delights in deep and meaningful relationships with those around him. As a learner, he is intrigued by the ways in which we make sense of the world around us. As an educator, he guides his students in making rigorous and relevant connections intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. As a maximizer, he sees the potential in others and pushes them to reach it. As an enthusiast, he is fascinated by the meaning reflected in everyday innovations, especially technological gadgetry, user interfaces, and playful toys (especially Potato Heads). As a researcher, he investigates how media (e.g., social media) are used to build and maintain relationships in today's hyper-connected society. As a strategist, he envisions how new bridges can lead to transformation through discoveries and new meaning. And, the building and maintenance of each bridge is affected by and, simultaneously, affects our understanding of society--in essence, the social blueprint.
For more information, visit http://about.me/kevinstrowbridge or http://www.kevinstrowbridge.com.