Ravencraft is a strategic communications professional and educator in the field of public relations with experience in brand management, marketing, advertising, crisis communication, digital engagement and issues management. He is an experienced leader in managing and developing communication plans and programs, and has provided leadership service to the public relations profession at local, state, regional and national levels.
He currently serves as Director of the Public Affairs Division for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, previously served as Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross and was employed at Mississippi State Hospital for 11 years serving as Strategic Planning Director, Human Resources Director and Public Relations Director. During his career, Ravencraft has worked in transportation, healthcare, government and education, and in nonprofit and for two of Mississippi's largest advocacy agencies.
He has a master’s degree in communication from MC, a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College. He is a graduate of the Mississippi State University John C. Stennis Institute of Government State Executive Development Institute and the Mississippi Certified Public Manager Program.
Ravencraft is a Past President of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) and the organization’s Central Chapter in Jackson, and the Mississippi Hospital Association's Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations. he has been honored by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, The Davey Awards, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Southern Public Relations Federation, Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Healthcare Marketing Report and College Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
JOU 333 - Journalism 1
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:50 pm., Aven 114, Clinton Campus
JOU 434 - Journalism II
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Aven 114, Clinton Campus