Amanda Vasas is an assistant instructor and the public relations field experience coordinator for Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts and Sciences Department of Advertising + Public Relations. She teaches writing for public relations, digital storytelling, public relations strategy and crisis communications. She is responsible for leading and developing MSU's PR Field Experience Program, through which all undergraduate public relations majors complete and track 250 required PR Field Experience hours, including for-credit and not-for-credit internships, PR research experiences and more. Vasas joined the department in 2014 and has served as faculty advisor to AD|Com.
Prior to joining AD+PR, Vasas was communications manager for Marketing Communications at Michigan State University, where she was responsible for copywriting, editing and media relations for the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services. Prior to that, she worked at John Bailey & Associates Inc. Public Relations, contributing to more than 10 client accounts ranging from nonprofit to health care to government.
Vasas is a volunteer with Michigan State University’s WKAR Radio Reading Service and has instructed classes for MSU's Grandparents University. Her past/current freelance writing clients include the MSU Alumni Association and the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Vasas holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations specialization from Michigan State University.
SS21 Courses: Writing for Public Relations (ADV 225), Digital Storytelling (PR 320), PR Internship (PR 493).
Past Courses: Special Topics: Practical Guide to Storytelling (ADV 492), Public Relations Strategy (ADV 425), Crisis Communications (ADV 402).