A baseball fan, Eric M. Wilson thinks of himself as the Elliott School’s utility player. He teaches primarily Integrated Marketing Communication and Strategic Communication courses, in addition to Communication and Society, the Elliott School’s introductory course for majors and general education students. Wilson earned two degrees from the Elliott School and has been a faculty member since 2009. Wilson is an experienced regional and national conference presenter in the areas of higher education and public relations. 
His research and speaking interests include reputation management, intercultural communication, leadership and Generation Z public relations talent. He is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Kansas Chapter and PRSA Southwest District, a multiple-time national contest judge and veteran student public relations student organization adviser. Additionally, Wilson is an experienced media and spokesperson trainer who has conducted professional development sessions for hundreds of students, communicators, international government officials, Division I student-athletes, and financial and aviation professionals. 
Prior to joining the Elliott School faculty, Wilson worked in aviation marketing and public relations at Sullivan Higdon & Sink (now Signal Theory) and was an adjunct Public Speaking (Comm 111) instructor. Wilson completed a PR internship at Southwest Airlines in Dallas, participated in two national business journalism fellowships at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at Arizona State University, and has experience as a sports and radio news reporter and editor. 
Outside of work, he is a proud husband and dad, cat-whisperer, aspiring BBQ pitmaster, longtime Bible study leader, airline dork, travel junkie and a long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan.


M.A. in Communication Wichita State University (2006) 
B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication Wichita State University (2004) 

Classes taught

  • COMM 660AX Advanced Public Relations
  • COMM 335 Intercultural Communications
  • COMM 328 Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication
  • COMM 301 Writing for the Mass Audience
  • COMM 130 Communication and Society