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Elizabeth Oppe

Elizabeth Oppe

Teaching Professor | Public Relations
Reed School of Media and Communications

Elizabeth Oppe, Ph.D., is a West Virginia native and a WVU alumna. She joined the College of Creative Arts and Media's faculty in Fall 2011, and is a teaching professor in the public relations program.

In addition to teaching courses in public relations, Oppe developed and teaches Communications and Public Relations for Executives for the Executive Master of Business Administration online program offered through the WVU College of Business and Economics.

Prior to coming to WVU, Oppe held several faculty positions at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Glenville State College, University of Charleston, West Virginia State University and West Virginia Wesleyan. She has taught courses in business, public relations and communications, as well graduate courses in change and innovation. Oppe also worked for a short time as a sideline reporter for CBS College Sports.

Oppe earned her Ph.D. in instructional and organizational communication from Ohio University. One of her research areas focuses on service learning, which combines her background in business and education with community service.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College and her master’s degrees in business administration from WVU and in global sports from New York University.