TroyBlog Authors

  • Abby Heard

    Marketing Content Coordinator

  • Alex Travis

    Alex is the Community Engagement Coordinator at the University’s Phenix City Campus

  • Amya Mitchell

    Amya Mitchell is a Troy University student from Wetumpka majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in political science.

  • Andy Ellis

    Andy Ellis is the Director of Communications at Troy University.

  • Anna Shay Wasden

    Anna Shay Wasden is a senior from Troy, double majoring in English and Communication

  • Autumn Baggett-Griggs

    Autumn Baggett-Griggs is a Web Content Manager for Troy University.

  • Bailey Anne Corbin

    Bailey Anne Corbin is a junior international business major from Panama City, Florida.

  • Bayleigh Thompson

    Bayleigh Thompson is a senior marketing major from Mobile, Ala. She's a member of Chi Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Mu Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi.

  • Becky Erwin

    Becky Erwin is a communications consultant and contributor to TROY Today.

  • Belle Johnson

    Belle Johnson is a student reporter for Trojan Vision News.

  • Beth Hyatt

    Beth Hyatt earned her undergraduate degree in English in 2014 (magna cum laude) and a master of science in strategic communication in 2015. She is currently associate editor of Total Landscape Care in Tuscaloosa.

  • Cailey Wright

    Cailey Wright is a senior Hall School of Journalism and Communication intern in the Office of University Relations.

  • Caleb Thomas

    Caleb Thomas is a student writer in the Office of University Relations.

  • Catherine Potts

    Catherine Potts is a senior theatre major from Florence, Alabama, focusing in stage management.

  • Chellie Phillips

    A 1991 Hall School graduate, Chellie Phillips is vice president of communications and public relations for Coweta-Fayette EMC, an electric cooperative based in Palmetto, Ga. For the past 14 years, she's served as ADPi chapter advisor.

  • Chris Niquette

    Chris Niquette is a senior marketing major from Cumming, Ga.

  • Claudia Harris

    Claudia Harris is a Junior Communications major and leadership minor from Prattville, Alabama.

  • Clif Lusk

    Clif Lusk is a University Relations Coordinator at Troy University.

  • Colton Purdue

    Colton Purdue is a Troy University senior multimedia journalism major from Montgomery.

  • Daniel Sutter

    Daniel Sutter is the Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics and the Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University and host of Econversations on TrojanVision.

  • Dr. Allen Mendenhall

    Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business and Executive Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. Visit his website at

  • Dr. Avery Livingston Stewart

    Dr. Avery Livingston Stewart is the Coordinator of Civic Engagement at Troy University.

  • Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims

    Dr. Mims is associate dean within the College of Education at Troy University.

  • Dr. Judson Edwards

    Dr. Judson Edwards is Dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

  • Dr. Marty Olliff

    Dr. Martin T. Olliff is a Professor of History and the Director of the Wiregrass Archives at the Dothan Campus.

  • Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff

    Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Master of Science in International Relations program.

  • Elizabeth Dill

    Elizabeth Dill is the Director of Library Services at Troy University's Dothan Campus.

  • Emily C. Price

    Emily is the Marketing Content Coordinator for TROY’s Marketing Department.

  • Erika Barnes Ford

    Erika Barnes Ford is a student in Troy University’s Master’s at Work MPA program in Atlanta, and works as a consultant.

  • Greg Phillips

    Greg Phillips is Troy University alumnus and a freelance writer for TROY Today.

  • Hannah Stone

    Hannah Stone is a senior journalism major and Editor-In-Chief of the Palladium.

  • Isabel Smelko

    Isabel Smelko is a junior Risk Management and Insurance major from Tallahassee, Fla.

  • Jack Hawkins, Jr.

    Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ph.D, is chancellor of Troy University.

  • Janae Jordan

    Janae Jordan is a broadcast journalism major from Mobile, Alabama.

  • Jessica Gunn

    Jessica Gunn is a journalism major at Troy University.

  • Joey Hudson

    Joey Hudson is a Host/Digital Media Producer for TROY Public Radio.

  • Jonathan Sellers

    Jonathan Sellers is the Social Media Manager for the Office of University Relations.

  • Juliana Bolivar

    Juliana Bolivar is Director of the Small Business Development Center at Troy University.

  • Katie Moore

    Marketing Project Manager

  • Kaylee Willis

    Kaylee Willis is an English major with a Multimedia Journalism minor from Fairhope, Ala.

  • Kristin Frazier

    Kristin Frazier is the Marketing Content Coordinator for Troy University.

  • Kyle Bozeman

    Kyle Bozeman is the Television Manager for Troy University.

  • Kyle Gassiott

    Kyle Gassiott is the Operations Manager for TROY Public Radio.

  • Lauren Cochran

    Lauren Cochran is the Project and Corporate Relations Coordinator for Troy Univeristy Marketing and Communication.

  • Lexi Locke

    Lexi Locke is a sophomore multimedia journalism major from Andalusia

  • Lily Smith

    Lily Smith is a student writer in the Office of University Relations.

  • Lynne Firmin George

    Lynne Firmin is the Director of Economic Development and the IDEA Bank at Troy University.

  • Marion Givhan

    Marion Givhan is a special contributor to TROY Today.

  • Matt Clower

    Matt Clower is Senior Director of Communications at Troy University.

  • Matthew Wright

    Matthew Wright is an Enrollment Coordinator at Troy University’s Panama City Support Center.

  • Michael Bird, M. Ed.

    Michael Bird is a music teacher for Tallassee City Schools and the author of “FANFARE: The 75-Year Legacy of the Troy University Bands,” on sale at the Barnes & Noble on the Troy campus.

  • Michael Orlofsky

    Michael Orlofsky is a professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Troy University.

  • Nathaniel Rodriguez

    Nathaniel Rodriguez is a senior Broadcast Journalism/Spanish double major from Enterprise, Alabama.

  • Olivia Melton

    Olivia Melton is the Student Government Association President at the Troy Campus.

  • Olivia Walleser

    Olivia Walleser graduated from Troy University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in global business with a focus in management. She now lives in Connecticut and works for Aetna, Inc, a CVS Company.

  • Payton Linder

    Payton Linder is Community Engagement Coordinator at Troy University's Phenix City Campus.

  • Rachael Cox

    Rachael Cox is an enrollment coordinator and co-advisor of the Troy Dothan Rotaract Club on the Dothan Campus.

  • Sable Riley

    Sable Riley of Dothan is a junior multimedia journalism major at Troy University.

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  • Sarah Mountain

    Sarah Mountain is a senior multimedia journalism major from Niceville, Florida who works as a writer and photographer for University Relations as well as the Tropolitan Newspaper with a special interest in photojournalism and feature writing.

  • Savanah Weed

    Savanah Weed is a University Relations Coordinator at Troy University,

  • Sorrell College of Business

    The Sorrell College of Business houses undergraduate programs in accounting, economics and global business.

  • Steve Stewart

    Steve Stewart is an assistant professor in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication at Troy University, and was a newspaper editor and publisher for more than 20 years.

  • Taylor Walding

    Taylor Walding is the host of The Talk of TROY on TROY Public Radio

  • Tom Davis

    Tom Davis, class of 1981, is a member of the Troy University staff.

  • Tomiwa Akintode

    Tomiwa Akintode is a senior communications major from Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Tori Bedsole

    Tori Bedsole is a political science and journalism student at Troy University.

  • Tori Bone

    Tori Bone is a senior marketing major from Birmingham, Ala.

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  • Victoria Cirilli

    Victoria Cirilli is a senior studying journalism and graphic design and hopes to be a public relations specialist.

  • Xada Ingram

    Xada Ingram is a Troy University junior from Greenville, AL who majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in psychology and public relations.