Director of Communications
- Location: Room 248
- Phone Number: 865-974-6788
- Email: email@example.com
Tanya Brown accepted the position of director of communications at the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2010. She oversees the branding, marketing, and communications strategies of UT Law.
Brown is the editor of Tennessee Law, the school’s alumni magazine, and the primary media contact of the college. Her work encompasses every aspect of the College of Law, from managing the promotional print and creative e-materials of the law school to a newly redesigned website and beyond to a variety of social media platforms. Her goal is to tell the vibrant stories of the College of Law to its audiences through the mediums that best suit their needs.
She is a member of both the American Marketing Association and the Knoxville Marketing Association, as well as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Campus Communicators group.
A native of southern Kentucky, Brown began her career as a journalist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College of Indiana. While at Franklin, she was honored as a recipient of the Hoosier State Press Association internship as well as the nationally acclaimed Scripps Howard Foundation Wire internship. She also served as editor-in-chief of The Franklin, the college’s award-winning newspaper.
Brown went on to cover higher education and breaking news at the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Ind. She won a Hoosier State Press Association award for her feature writing before leaving the paper to join Purdue University. At Purdue, Brown worked for the Purdue News Service before becoming a marketing consultant for the Krannert School of Management through Purdue’s Department of Marketing and Media. Her continuing work as a feature writer appears regularly in the Purdue Alumnus magazine.