Laura Hester

Laura Hester

  • Associate Professor of Mass Communication and Chair, Department of Mass Communications & Media Studies
  • Faculty, College of Arts & Humanities
LC 115B Carnell Learning Center
Education

M.M.C., University of South Carolina (1996) 
B.A., Salem College (1983)

Publications

BOOKS

  • Newberry South Carolina Houses and Gardens, chapter. Summer Media. (2012: 18-27)

CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS

  • Photojournalism essay in Garry Winogrand in Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans.Salem Press. (2010)
  • Media leader profile on Dorothy Schiff in Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans. Salem Press. (2010)
Presentations

PRESENTATIONS

  • “So You Want to Host a Film Festival,” CBI (College Broadcasters, Inc.), co-presented with Lander University Film Festival chair Paul Crutcher and student participant Chaz Giles, National Electronic Student Media Convention, Philadelphia, PA, October 2016.
  • "Institutionalizing Experiential Learning Through a Campus-Wide Approach," panel presentation, National Society for Experiential Education, St. Pete Beach, FL, September 2013.
  • “Getting Techy: Free and Easy (and Fun) Tools in the Classroom, co-presented with Paul Crutcher, Lander Faculty Development Workshops, 2012.

CREATIVE WORKS & ACTIVITIES

  • Greenwood: the lifestyle magazine of Greenwood County, published 57 feature and cover articles, 2009-2016.
  • “Positioning Herself as a Successful Businesswoman,” magazine article and photographs, Greenwood Business Report, March/April 2011.
  • “In the Business of Helping Animals,” magazine article and photographs, Greenwood Business Report, March/April 2011.
  • “Breeze Hill: In the Footsteps of Generations,” cover article, Newberry: the lifestyle magazine of Newberry County, March/April 2011 and Greenwood: the lifestyle magazine of Greenwood County, February/March 2011.
  • PR writing for Lander University, Lander University Film Festival, Click 646: a photographic collective, South Carolina Festival of Flowers, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Greenwood Mills, and other clients.