Donna Ullrich, M.A., J.D.
Education: M.A. in mass communication; bachelor's in secondary education with majors in journalism and theatre
As a university faculty member, I have built a journalism program for the University of Detroit-Mercy, and taught journalism, public relations, media/First Amendment law, small group communication, conflict management, and organizational communication courses for the University of Michigan-Flint. I am also a professor in the writing program at University of Maryland University Center teaching proposal writing online to students located throughout the world since 2004.
As a communications professional, I have organized a visit by the president of the United States, written a statement presented to a U.S. Congressional committee, coordinated publication of a variety of printed, multi-media, and electronic materials, facilitated task forces, managed a variety of special events, and served as the primary in grants worth nearly $2.4 million for PBS affiliate. I have served as the public relations director for the city of Independence, Missouri, as the director of University and Alumni Relations for UM-Flint, and as director of communications for WFUM-PBS, Flint, Michigan.
In 2010, I co-founded iMichigan Productions, an non-profit educational media company. www.imichiganproductions.org. My cofounders and I have been fortunate enough to get a few EMMY nominations along the way but our big focus in on providing internships and media opportunities for young people interested in careers in the media. iMichigan Productions has also published one book. www.imichiganproductions.org and in 2013, I was named to the Board of Governors of the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences.