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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Ernie Grigg

Title: Instructor
Faculty Advisor, The Carolina Agency
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-5479
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 237
Columbia, SC 29208
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile


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.


  • Faculty advisor, USC Bateman Competition Team
  • Member, City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Consultant, South Carolina Juvenile Reentry Coalition

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.