David  Barney

Assistant Professor


MS - Communication Management; Towson University

MA - Organizational Communication; Bowie State University

BA - Public Relations; Georgia State University

As a assistant professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication, David has 15 years of professional communications experience, which includes public relations, marketing, corporate communications, and external and government affairs.  He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, studying organizational leadership.

David has a passion for communication theory, public relations, integrated strategic communications and crisis communications.  David's graduate thesis was a qualitative comparative case study analysis of organizational crisis response and leadership. The research compared the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion (BP).  Other research interests include media framing and the establishment of race and gender superiority and inferiority, social media's impact on crisis communication and leaderships' ability to reduce stakeholder attribution; and the behavioral affects of the new agenda setting and its role in telling us how and what think about what we think.
David has a passion for education and believes that everyone, regardless of background and challenges, has the capacity to learn.  He challenges students to think critically and outside the proverbial box.  His personal interests include working out, playing golf, cooking, traveling and coaching.

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." ~Aristotle~