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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Ernie Grigg

Title: Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-5479


B.A., Film, Television, and Theatre, University of Notre Dame
M.S., Public Relations and Corporate Communication, New York University


Ernie Grigg emphasizes real world experience and current events in his classes. Through interactive projects, he encourages deeper understanding and discussion of news stories as well as the public relations practitioner's role in creating them. Having worked in the public, private, and social sectors, Grigg tries to show his students the various nuances of strategic communication within different industries and organizations.

Research/Areas of Interest

Grigg's research interests include public affairs and policy (primarily K-12 education), political campaigns, philanthropic communications, social media strategy, and writing for different media.