Ron Schie, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus

Professor Schie retired from his full-time teaching responsibilities in 2012 after 14 years of service in the department.  Prior to entering academia, he spent 20 years as an advertising/marketing communications professional. He served as a copywriter and account executive for several advertising agencies, as well as marketing communications manager for companies both domestically and internationally. His first year of teaching was at the University of Oregon as a visiting professor in 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Drury, Schie spent seven years at West Virginia University where he was honored as " The P.I. Reed School of Journalism Teacher of the Year in 1998. He is the author of the advertising chapter of the textbook, Journalism 2001, published by CourseWise Publishing.

Schie was a member of the Academic Committee of the American Advertising Federation for ten years, and served as chair of the national Committee (2004-2005). AAF awarded him with the 2001 Educator of the Year Award for the 9th District (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).

Education:
M.F.A., Ohio University
B.A., Ohio University

Awards:
Freedom Forum Advertising Seminar Fellowship
Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Fellowship
International Radio & Television Society Seminar Fellowship
P.I. Reed School of Journalism Teacher of the Year 1998
AAF Educator of the Year for the 9th District
Outstanding Achievement Award – 9th District