Trevellya Ford-Ahmed, Ph.D.

Prior to academia, “Tee’s” professional career focused on public relations/marketing activities for political candidates, and radio-television network affiliates in the San Francisco Bay area.  She joined the faculty at WVSU in 1990 and received a Charter for the C. R. Byrd Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) in 1991.  In 2006, the student firm Tower Communications opened and subsequently received “Crystal Awards” in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2010 from the WV Professional Society of Practitioners.  In 2007, she received the Societies Chapter Service Award and later, the “Celebrate Women” award in Education from the WV Women’s Commission.  Her publications include Nature of a Sistuh… (Carolina Academic Press), Building Diverse Communities: Applications of Communication Research (Hampton Press), and I too, am a Coal Miner’s Daughter which is part of the cultural studies anthology Generation to GenerationMaintaining Cultural Identity over Time (Hampton Press). Tee has also conducted study tours to West Africa, South Africa, Estonia, Mexico and Zimbabwe; lectured at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria; conducted cultural research in China on a fellowship from the University of Hawaii; and recently, served as associate producer on the film #Camels shot in the United Arab Emirates.  Tee earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Ohio University, an MA in Speech Communication from New York University, and a BFA in Theater Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Trevellya Ford-Ahmed, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
203 Cole Complex
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