Instructor Lori Poole earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from Auburn University where she also obtained a master’s degree with a focus on organizational communication. While working full-time in the corporate arena, she earned another bachelor’s degree in art studio with concentrations in graphic design and photography. Poole graduated with a doctorate degree in communication from the University of Denver. Her research interests include aging issues, forgiveness among family and friends, developing pedagogical skills, and online education.
In addition to the educational arena, Poole has experience with editorial, corporate, and non-profit communication. She started her career in the journalism field at Southern Living magazine, developing numerous monthly publications and other editorial assignments, in addition to website development. She has also worked as a writer and designer in the non-profit sector. Poole also worked as a creative manager, overseeing a team of writers and designers develop and complete company-wide projects and advertising campaigns for a large regional financial institution.