Amanda Sturgill

Associate Professor of Communications
Powell Building 202B
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5790

Professional Expertise

Content marketing and non-profit communications

Brief Biography

Amanda Sturgill teaches classes in writing, general studies and the interactive media graduate program.

A Ph.D. graduate of Cornell University, she has professional experience in newspaper journalism and marketing communications.

Her research focuses on the intersection of education and community-based work, the relationship of religion and media and on new technologies and the news. 


Ph.D., Communications,  Cornell University, 1998

M.S., Communications, Cornell University, 1995

B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), Journalism, University of South Carolina, 1990

Employment History

Elon University, 2010-Present

Baylor University, 1997-2010

Courses Taught

Media Writing

The Global Citizen

Interactive Project for the Public Good

SEO, Analytics and Social Media

Leadership Positions

Director, ICPC News

Head of Communication Technology Division, AEJMC


Articles published in Journalism Educator, the Journal of Media and Religion, Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, etc. 

Current Projects

Work in new communication technologies, religion and media and the efficacy of service learning for communications students.


Content strategy, writing, editing, communication management, international communications, quantitative research, qualitative research.