Dr. Jeff Hoyer

Currently Teaching:

Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Research, Intro to Journalism, and Basic Web Design.

Dr. Hoyer has over 20 years experience in the areas of news writing, corporate public relations, curriculum editing, grant and proposal writing, technical editing and writing for several companies including Lockheed Martin and Bechtel Corporation. He is also the faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America.


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000, Knoxville, TN
  • M.S. (Communications), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1986, Knoxville, TN
  • M.S. (Biology), Middle Tennessee State University, 1976, Murfreesboro, TN
  • B.A. (Biology, Psychology, Bible), Tabor College, 1972, Hillsboro, Kansas
  • A.A. (Biology, Bible), Central College, 1969, McPherson, Kansas

Contact Information:

E-mail: jhoyer@utm.edu
Phone: 731-514-3197
Office: 305F Gooch Hall

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