Willie Terry Marsh is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies in Howard University’s School of Communication. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, he earned a BS in Mass Communication and a MA in Media and Communication, both from Norfolk State University. His professional background includes working with CBS/Viacom, where his experience included media sales, audio/video production, voice-over, and public/community relations. He has also worked as a public affairs liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and as a tour publicist with Rowe Entertainment Group (Atlanta, GA), a national concert production company.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a military journalist, photojournalist, and broadcaster. As an educator, Marsh has taught classes in audio/video production, digital photography, business communication, interpersonal communication, and principles of speech. His research interests include media diversity (with emphasis on African American representation in media), social media, educational technologies, and intercultural communication. He also has a strong interest in African American media ownership issues, and in fair representation of women and minorities in media content. He believes that a diverse media environment promotes greater intercultural understanding.