Nagatha Tonkins

Director of Internships and External Relations
McEwen - Comm. 112
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6336

Brief Biography

Nagatha Tonkins is an assistant professor and internship director for the School of Communications.  Worked as a news reporter/morning anchor for WGHP-TV, High Point, N.C., and as a news reporter for WLOE-AM in Eden, N.C. Served as internship director and department sequence coordinator in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at North Carolina A & T State University.   There, was a tenured professor and taught broadcast journalism and broadcast writing.  Also, served as project director and organized the Broadcast Short Course for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for 16 years, and presented the first NABJ Multimedia Short Course. In addition, served as project director for Hearst Argyle Television’s News Leadership Symposium for two years.  Was named the 2008 NABJ Journalism Educator of the Year.  Has participated in fellowships, internships and faculty seminars with the Advertising Education Foundation, Poynter Institute, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Black College Communication Association and the American Press Institute.


B.A and M.A., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

Graduate courses:  Mass Media Law, Organizational Communication.  University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC


 “Standing at the Crossroads of an Experiential Learning Requirement: Collaborations for Intentional, Integrated Student-Learning (w/Pam Brumbaugh, Rex Waters, Debby Wall, Kehaya Wescott) National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference

“Navigating Your Way to Success.” National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), chair/presenter. 

Coordinator, Career Resource Center, 2009 NABJ National Convention

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