Ronald Smith

Advertising/Public Relations

Ronald Smith

Assistant Teaching Professor

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  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Nonprofit Communications


  • Bachelor's: University of Cincinnati
  • Master's: Michigan State



Ronald Smith joined the Department of Advertising/Public Relations after teaching two years full-time at Oklahoma State University as a visiting instructor of advertising and visual communications. Smith, a graphic designer, has accumulated 10 years of experience in advertising, graphic design and associated areas of communication such as public relations and journalism.

For four-and-a-half years Smith was employed by a design-staffing agency, Aquent, where he served as a senior-level communications designer. At Aquent, Smith worked with clients such as: AARP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Discovery Channel and America’s Community Bankers. Before Aquent, Smith worked as a production artist at a Cleveland-based recruitment ad agency, Nationwide Advertising Service.


Ronald Smith
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