Timothy Penn

Graduate Student
2130 Skinner Building
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Timothy is a Ph.D. student in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, based on his interest in Strategic Messaging and how individuals and institutions can build trust with the public.  He is a retired veteran of the Air National Guard and United States Air Force, who flew the C-130 Hercules in airlift and combat missions over 27 years all around the world, and then worked developing strategic messaging for the Director of the Air National Guard and senior AF leadership.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Master’s in Journalism from West Virginia University.  His hobbies are music, film, yoga and sailing, and he and his wife Cathy live on Turkey Point Island in the South River just below Annapolis.