Diana Berkshire-Hearit

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Diana Berkshire-Hearit
Senior Marketing Specialist
(269) 387-8275
260W-D Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • M.A. in Strategic Communication/Issue Management, Purdue University
  • B.A. in History and Political Science, Purdue University

Diana has an extensive background in marketing and communication, both in scholarly and in applied roles. In the past, she has served as a Director of Development at Purdue University, Internship Director, Communication Specialist in a variety of educational and not-for-profit institutions, as well as owned her own public relations writing firm.

Prior to joining OVPR in 2007 as the marketing manager, Diana was a faculty member at WMU in the School of Communication teaching courses in communication campaigns, public relations program development and crisis communication, having won the Lambda Pi Eta teaching award in communication and being named a Faculty Fellow by the Lee Honors College. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and she has presented multiple convention papers at national and regional conferences in her discipline.