Dr. Bickham teaches public relations at SoPA. She earned her doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi and has published work examining censorship and influences on student media content. Her current research interests are in crisis communication, with an emphasis on source credibility during crisis situations.
Dr. Bickham was Managing Editor of the New Orleans Data News Weekly, and a community columnist for The Times-Picayune. She has also worked in community affairs and media relations for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. She has also participated in leadership training through the Scripps Howard Leadership Academy (2008) and the Scott Hawkins Leadership Academy (2014-2016).
What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?
My first career interest was in journalism. I am happy that I was able to pursue a career in this area!
What is the best advice you've ever received?
To never give up. Always pursue my dreams!
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
I like being able to work with both traditional and non-traditional students in achieving their career aspirations.