Tomi Parrish

Currently Teaching:

Introductory and Advanced Newswriting, and Copy Editing

Tomi Parrish has worked primarily as a copy editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald and The Decatur Daily in Alabama. As the coordinator of the Office of Student Publications, Ms. Parrish advises the student newspaper, The Pacer, and The Spirit freshman, events and graduation magazines. She also oversees all business functions for those publications and works closely with BeanSwitch, UTM's literary and arts magazine. Ms. Parrish also coordinates the department's internship program for public relations and media design students.


  • B.S. (Geography), The University of Tennessee at Martin, 2005, Martin, TN
  • M.A. (Journalism), The University of Alabama, 1990, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • B.S. (Communications), The University of Tennessee at Martin, 1983, Martin, TN

Contact Information:

Phone: 731-881-7558
Office: 305A Gooch Hall

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