Tom Hagley is a senior instructor of public relations retired from the faculty of the University of Oregon in 2010. He taught more than 50 classes in public relations writing, planning and developing campaigns to a total enrollment of more than 1,000 students over 10 years. He was nominated by students and selected by a committee of emeritus faculty members for the Jonathan Marshall Award in 2007, which was presented with a stipend of $2,000 for innovative teaching in journalism and communication.
Prior to teaching, Tom was director of public and investor relations for Alumax, Inc., the nation’s third largest aluminum producer, for 10 years; a private consultant, four years; vice president and Portland office manager for the worldwide PR firm, Hill & Knowlton, two years; in progressive positions to Northwest public relations manager for ALCOA, 13 years; publications editor for Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., 18 months; and general assignment reporter for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland’s metropolitan newspaper for one summer. Tom is known nationally in the profession with eight major articles published in The Public Relations Strategist magazine, the latest titled High Standards—Why Every Organization Should Have A Crisis Code Of Conduct, in the summer issue that focused on BP and the Gulf oil disaster. (For a copy of the article, select "CRISIS.")