The Digital Experts

In our Digital and Social Media Marketing workshops and classes, we have sought out the best of the best in terms of instructors.  Our faculty are industry leaders in their chosen field.  All digital and social media marketing instructors are very well connected in the industry and bring real life examples and problems to the class room discussion.

Chris Carril

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Courses: Mobile Marketing

Chris leads mobile strategy for one of the country's largest financial services firms. His work has earned spots on the CIO 100, InformationWeek 500, and won the Gateway to Innovation's Business Innovation of the Year award.

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Dana Workes

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Courses: Social Media Marketing

Dana is a professional marketer with more than a decade of diverse experience. She has worked in large corporate environments, small start-up offices and for not-for-profit organizations that operate on the most minimal of resources possible. Each has been valuable and rewarding in its own way. Today she helps an equally diverse range of clients achieve their unique branding and outreach goals.

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Perry Drake



Perry is the Digital Media Marketing Program Director & Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration. He comes from New York University where he taught and created leading edge classes and curriculum including

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Rhonda Drake

Courses: Data Analytics & Visualization, Web Analytics

Rhonda Knehans Drake founded Drake Direct in 1996 following more than 12 years in various information management roles. Rhonda's background includes experience in all aspects of integrated marketing from conceptualization of

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Brianna Smith


Brianna Smith is a Digital and Social Media Marketing Strategist specializing in creating and implementing inbound marketing strategies for small and large companies. She currently serves as the Integrated Marketing Manager at TeraRecon, the largest independent provider and a global leader in advanced image processing innovation for CT, MR and PET; where she develops cross-departmental digital marketing strategies to nurture and grow TeraRecon's global customer base.

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April Mullen

Courses: Email Strategy

April is a digital marketing strategist specializing in email marketing and cross-channel relationship marketing strategies. Currently, she serves brands across a variety of business verticals as a strategist at StrongView, a Selligent Company. At StrongView, a highly-ranked email services provider by Forrester Research, April focuses on client strategies and driving product innovations through her leadership in StrongView's innovation lab.

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Eric Nelson

Courses: Media Planning

Eric is an idea evolutionist and thrives on the challenges that the ever-evolving media landscape brings and the solutions that can be found combining online and offline strategies.

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Danielle Smith

Courses: Blogs to Buzz

Danielle is a former award-winning television news anchor and reporter turned digital correspondent, host, spokesperson, media trainer, lover of all things video and public speaker who lives to empower women to utilize the power of social and media to follow their passions.

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Ivan Temelkov

Courses: Strategic Search Engine Marketing

Ivan is a systematic, analytical, punctual, goal-driven, and consistent digital media marketing professional using industry-leading sizzle and flare with direct focus on bottom line results and true ROI achievement.

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Amy Warren


Amy has an extensive digital marketing background specializing in paid search marketing. She works for MEC Global, a WPP company that buys 1/3 of all the advertising in the world. Developing and implementing digital strategy, Amy manages account teams for Fortune 100 and 500 clients across numerous verticals.

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Financial Aid

The Workforce Investment Act governed by the Workforce Investment Board distributes funds through the UrbanForce program at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)