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Renea Nichols

Senior Lecturer , Advertising/Public Relations


Renea Nichols joined the College of Communication faculty in 2004 semester after spending eight years as a lecturer at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

Her abundance of practical public relations experience includes public relations positions with the City of Phoenix, U-Haul International, Arizona Special Olympics and the ASU Alumni Association. She has served as a public relations consultant to organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation, the Maricopa Association of Governments and many top public relations agencies in Arizona.

With a background in journalism, she has worked for daily newspapers in Michigan, Maryland and Ohio as a reporter. At Arizona State, she also coordinated the public relations internship program and served as faculty adviser to the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Her students at both ASU and Penn State have received national awards from PRSA, IABC, NODAC-PRSSA and Rolling Stone magazine for their public relations campaigns completed as part of her writing and campaign courses.

She has authored four books on interracial dating and multi-racial populations and appeared in national news media discussing the subjects. She spends her free time with her daughter, Danni, and exploring the state of Pennsylvania.


  • Cause Communications
  • Public Relations Methods