Prof. Paula Anderson

Adjunct Faculty, Journalism and Strategic Media

300 Meeman Journalism Building
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M.A., Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Memphis

B.A., Public Relations, University of Memphis

B.A. English, LeMoyne-Owen Collge 

About Prof. Paula Anderson

Paula Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1996 from LeMoyne-Owen College. 

She began her professional career in the healthcare industry in 1987. Most of her experience has been in medical billing and coding. She taught at a local community college for 10 years. Paula is a certified professional coder (CPC®) and an approved coding instructor. 

In 2015, she started freelancing for The New Tri-State Defender and wrote stories about local nonprofit organizations and LeMoyne-Owen College. She is a published author and content creator. 

She developed a magazine Memphis Small Business Quarterly highlighting the entrepreneurial journey of underrepresented entrepreneurs in Memphis. 

In 2020, she received a second bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and earned a master's degree in Journalism and Strategic Media from the University of Memphis in May 2021.

She has a purpose for writing and wants to tell stories that inspire, inform and motivate. Paula is the mother of one adult son, Eric.