Abbi Oakley
Faculty Fellow

B.A. - Mississippi State University
M.S. - Mississippi State University


What classes do you teach at Piedmont?
Introduction to Web Design MCOM 310
Advanced Web Design MCOM 300
Introduction to Public Relations MCOM 390
Public Speaking MCOM 100
Web Practicum MCOM 100

Why did you become a professor?
I enjoy teaching others hands on/practical material. It is exciting to see the creativity in students as they create their first website or create a public relations campaign.

What is your background?

I was born and raised in Starkville, MS home to the MSU Bulldogs. I received both of my degrees from Mississippi State University. Before moving into the education field, I worked as the Distance Education Facilitator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. We provided video-conferencing services to all 82 counties in Mississippi. I married my husband Joel in 2007. We moved in 2009 to Athens, GA for Joel to pursue a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Georgia.

What are your hobbies outside of school?
When Im not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, sewing, and reading. I love listening to audio-books on my hour commute from Athens to Demorest. My newest hobby is camping, which I have grown to love.


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