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Meet Your Graduate Program Director

  • Brenna McCormick
    Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
    Senior Executive-in-Residence and Graduate Program Director

    Your Graduate Program Director, Brenna McCormick, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will both achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.

    Brenna McCormick is the graduate program director of the Strategic Marketing Communication (SMC) program and a senior executive-in-residence in the Business of Creative Enterprises (BCE) program in the Department of Marketing Communication. She brings 10+ years of digital agency and consulting experience to her teaching and believes in applying academic best practices to real-world industry challenges.

    Her agency and consulting experience includes such clients as: Sperry Top-Sider, Cisco Systems Inc., EMD Serono, Pioneer Investments, Procter & Gamble, Keds, Jones New York: L.e.i.; PVH: Calvin Klein, IZOD, and Reebok.

    A graduate of Emerson College’s MA in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) program (2006), and with a BA in American Studies from Boston University (2000), her career path includes eight years in the luxury stationery industry, establishing a love of all things tactile and tangible when weaving together ideas, strategy, and storytelling.

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