Dr. Heather Paige Preston

Email: prestonhp@appstate.edu 
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am-12:30pm


  • M.A., Ph.D., Antioch University
  • Master of Science, 1996 Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1990 Ohio University

Teaching Specialties: 

  • 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


  • "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.

Courses Taught: 

  • COM 3010: Media Graphics 
  • COM 3300: Mass Media & Society 
  • COM 3618: Public Relations Writing 
  • COM 3531/41: England, The Beatles & Pop Culture (Summers Only)
Title: Senior Lecturer, Public Relations
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2449

Office address
Walker Hall 121