Dr. Heather Paige Preston

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

By appointment (Virtual)


M.A., Ph.D., Antioch University (2019)
M.S., Ohio University (1996)
B.S., Journalism, Ohio University (1990)


Currently Teaching (Fall 2020)

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

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

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2449

Office address
Walker Hall 121