Pamela is an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. She teaches Principles of Advertising, Advertising Creative Copywriting, and Advertising and Public Relations Design and the Advertising/ Public Relations Capstone. She has also introduced new courses including a multi-media commercial production course for advertising and public relations team-taught with John Goheen, an award winning documentary filmmaker in Fall 2011.
Morris has an impressive academic and professional background. She has spent over 18 years in advertising and marketing communications and has worked in account management for Foote Cone & Belding, Los Angeles, and DraftWorldwide, Chicago. Morris has also worked at regional agencies and businesses and was involved in the production of 100s of television commercials. Her love of the field led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Mass Communications at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, New York. She also has an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, Calif.
Morris has taught courses in visual communication, literacy and advertising at several universities—Syracuse University; the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.; De Paul University, Chicago; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.—and received teaching awards. Her research focus has been on advertising visuals and the relationship between these images and culture. Morris has published work on gender in print advertising around the globe and completed other research work on new media images, organizations and international campaigns.
Morris has a passion for traveling, classical music, opera, art, and architecture and has been a docent for the Chicago Architectural Foundation for over a decade.