Education Background: 
B.A., Integrated Strategic Communication, University of Kentucky, Minor, Writing, Rhetoric, Digital Studies, University of Kentucky
Specialty Areas: 
Public Relations
Integrated Strategic Communication
Media and Mass Communication
Political Communication
Emergency Management Communication
Visual Communication
Rhetoric
Brand Strategies
Media Writing
Public Relations Writing
Technical Writing

Nick McDowell is a University Scholar, Master's student and Teaching Assistant of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) at the University of Kentucky. Primarily, he serves as an instructor for ISC 261 (Strategic Writing and Planning). Nick joined UK after over a decade working and managing a multistate emergency communications center. He also has many years of experience in political campaigns, recently managing a prominent incumbent's reelection bid. Nick was the first UK student to receive the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations from the prestigious Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). His current research interests include message design and media effects.
Away from academia, Nick enjoys reading, writing, working out, trying to complete all of AFI's Top Films lists, and spending time with his partner and their pets (including a 1,500-pound horse named Goliath).

209 McVey Hall

Nick.McDowell@uky.edu

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