Meet Our Adjuncts

The adjunct instructors in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media are a diverse and talented group of working professionals who are passionate about passing on their knowledge and skills to the next generation of journalism students. For Fall 2017, we are pleased that the following media veterans have agreed to teach in our department:

Elizabeth Cawein

Cawein is the CEO of Signal Flow PR, a publicity firm dedicated to serving musicians and music businesses that she founded in 2011. The Signal Flow portfolio includes independent artists, venues, recording studios and music non-profits such as the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Archer Records, The Recording Academy, Beale Street Caravan, Keith Sykes and Motel Mirrors. Cawein regularly presents panels on music PR best practices at industry events like SXSW and produces a showcase at Folk Alliance International. Cawein received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from Murray State in 2007 and her Master of Art in Contemporary Music from Brunel University in 2008.

Kerry Crawford

Crawford received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She works at Simple Focus, a small UX-focused design shop based in Memphis, as the lone content strategist in a room full of amazingly talented designer/developers.When she is not working at SF, she teaches social media practices as an adjunct in the Department of Journalism at the University of Memphis. In 2009, she started ilovememphisblog.com and its associated social networking accounts to promote all of the cool, unrecognized things that make Memphis a great place to live or visit. Crawford is a nerd for content creation, information architecture, user experience, metrics, community management and generally making the internet a better place. She also skates in roller derby.

Casey Hilder

Hilder, the Editor-in-chief of Click Magazine, received his B.A in Journalism with a concentration in Newspaper/Magazine in 2009, and his M.A. in Journalism in 2012 from the University of Memphis. Click magazine is the premier publication for people, places and events in Northwest Mississippi. Click celebrates the best of life with monthly features that highlight the beauty and culture in our growing region. Hilder is also a freelance photographer. His photography website is located at http://caseyhilder.com/

Jason Terrell

Terrell has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and philosophy from the University of Memphis. He has more than 29 years experience at The Commercial Appeal in various roles including graphic artist/page designer and marketing creative manager, a post he has held since 2005. He is the editor of Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society headquartered in Germantown. A member of the Cherokee Nation, he has served on the editorial board of the Cherokee Phoenix, the tribal newspaper. Terrell has been an instructor of visual journalism since 2003.