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Faculty Profile

ALYSIA MARIE STEELE

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JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MULTIPLE PLATFORM JOURNALISM
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114 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7146
Joined UM: 08/16/2012

Areas of Expertise

  • JOURNALISM
  • JOURNALISM, MAGAZINES AND THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
  • JOURNALISM, NEW MEDIA
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS
  • ORAL HISTORY

Brief Bio

Alysia Steele is an assistant journalism professor and author of the book “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom,” and is the 2016 recipient of Preserver of Mississippi Culture award from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the 2015 Ofield Dukes Educator of the Year. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NBC.com, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Public Radio, Free Lance-Star, The Clarion-Ledger and Southern Living. She earned her master's degree in photography from Ohio University. Steele spent six weeks documenting life in South Africa, Uganda and Ivory Coast for Habitat for Humanity. Her work about life in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya won the James Gordon Understanding Award for photographic excellence. In 2006, she was part of the The Dallas Morning News photo staff that won the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News for their Hurricane Katrina coverage, where she served as a picture editor. She also designed Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sports Classic coffee table book and The National Urban League's 100th anniversary commemorative poem written by Maya Angelou.

Degrees

MA
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OHIO UNIVERSITY/ATHENS, OHIO (2010)

Committee Memberships

Executive Committee - Journalism
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Graduate Faculty - Journalism
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Hearst Awards and Other-Journalism
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Scholarships Committee - Journalism
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School Graduation - Journalism
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