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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Missy Graham, Ph.D., holds a doctorate degree in strategic communication from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She completed her master’s degree in Corporate Communication from Austin Peay State University and her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests include organization-public relationships, interactivity and digital engagement, crisis/ risk communication and corporate reputation and identity. Her research has been presented at academic conferences and published in public relations and strategic communication journals. 

Graham has been teaching for more than 10 years. Prior to entering academia, Graham spent over a decade practicing marketing and communications in both the government and non-profit sectors. She loves working with students and her teaching philosophy is simple:

“I define teaching as the process through which I help students learn and develop the skills necessary to be successful in their chosen profession. I want my students to leave the classroom comfortable in the knowledge that they do not know everything, but confident that they have the skills necessary to track down the answers they need. My goal in the classroom is to produce students who are curious and excited about learning. I believe that teaching should go beyond simply imparting objective facts and expecting students to fill notebooks with names, dates and vocabulary terms.”

Graham is a native Tennessean but relocated to Oklahoma six years ago for her husband’s job.  She enjoys reading and spending time with family.  She has been married to her husband, Drew, for 14 years they are the proud parents of four wonderful kids: Conner, Will, James and Annie.

Classes Taught

Business Communication


Administrative Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Integrated Marketing Communications

Social Media and Mobile Communications

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-1 p.m.

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