Sharon Holt Fitzgerald

Instructor

Sharon Holt Fitzgerald
615-898-2814
Room 249, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • MA, Kent State University (2015)
  • BSC, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1978)

Biography

Sharon H. Fitzgerald has taught in MTSU's School of Journalism since 1999, bringing to the classroom more than 30 years of journalism and public relations experience. For several years, she was a reporter on both weekly and daily newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer.

On the PR front, Instructor Fitzgerald has been press secretary for a U.S. congressman and run PR operations for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and the University of Delaware Graduate College of M...

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Sharon H. Fitzgerald has taught in MTSU's School of Journalism since 1999, bringing to the classroom more than 30 years of journalism and public relations experience. For several years, she was a reporter on both weekly and daily newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer.

On the PR front, Instructor Fitzgerald has been press secretary for a U.S. congressman and run PR operations for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies. At the University of Tennessee, she was the communications consultant for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. She followed that position with a stint as communications director of the Tennessee Municipal League.

In 1996, Fitzgerald founded her own business, Sharon Fitzgerald Communications, handling client PR and writing for publications as varied as American Profile magazine, Medical News Inc., Business Xpansion Journal and Forbes. Through the years, her clients have included the Tennessee Valley Authority, Vanderbilt University and Journal Communications. She continues to write in the health care and economic development fields. Fitzgerald has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a master's degree in public relations from Kent State University.

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Awards

MTSU School of Journalism and Strategic Media Ed Kimbrell Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015

Courses

Media Writing

Strategic Writing for Public Relations

Public Relations Publications

Public Relations Principles

Case Studies in Public Relations

Reporting

Public Relations Storytelling at the graduate level