Dr. Heather Paige Preston

Email: prestonhp@appstate.edu

Office Hours: By appointment (Virtual) 

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • COM 3010 Media Graphics
  • COM 3300 Mass Media & Society
  • COM 3538 Leadership and PR

Teaching Specialties: 

  • Inclusive Public Relations

  • Leadership & Change

  • Public Relations Design

  • Communication Design and Writing 

  • Public Relations Writing and Campaigns 

  • Beatles, Pop Culture and Communication 

  • Mass Media and Society

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

  • AEJMC: Public Relations Division, International Division, 

  • Entertainment Studies Interest Group

Research Interests: 

  • Popular Culture 

  • Entertainment Studies 

  • Entertainment Public Relations 

  • The Beatles


  • "Come Together: Inclusive Leadership and Public Relations Education". Dissertation, Antioch University, 2019

  • "2007 Appalachian State University Graduation DVD", Cover design, Appalachian State University, 2007

  • "London, The Beatles and The Communication of Popular Culture", Course packet, Appalachian State University, 2004

  • "Communication", Department of Communication brochure, Appalachian State University, 2003

  • Editor, Entertaining Ideas Newsletter for AEJMC's Entertainment, Studies Interest Group 

  • "The Word: The Beatles, Phenomenon, Publicity and the United States Print Media",  Master's thesis, Ohio University, 1996

Recent Awards:

  • Nominee, FAA Teaching and Advising Award


  • M.A., Ph.D., Antioch University

  • Master of Science, 1996 Ohio University

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1990 Ohio University

Title: Senior Lecturer, Public Relations
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2449

Office address
Walker Hall 121