Assistant Professor of Practice
Advertising & Public Relations
Monique Farmer, APR is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication teaching Strategic Writing and Public Relations Management and Case Studies.
She most recently served as the Director of Communications for Nebraska's largest school district, the Omaha Public Schools. Prior to that, she worked in Corporate Communications for ConAgra Foods (now ConAgra Brands) and as a Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mrs. Farmer is an honor's graduate of the Department of Defense Information School's Public Affairs Qualifications Course. She has devoted more than 18 years to the field and is committed to advancing the profession. Her work in the field has garnered invitations to speak at Ragan Communications Crisis Conference and PRSA's International Conference.
Mrs. Farmer's insights into the frameworks and models school districts can use to approach rebranding initiatives were published in a study conducted by the national research group, Hanover Research. Additionally, Mrs. Farmer’s co-authored research on Crisis Communication was published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Newspaper Research Journal in July 2017. She holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications (Media Studies) from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism (Advertising and Public Relations) from Midland University.