Rhoda Pickett joined the department in spring 2015 primarily to teach CMM 261 Features & Commentaries in Media. She is a freelance writer and former Press-Register journalist who's written more than 2,500 stories and features chronicling news and life along coastal Alabama. She's also a member of the Gulf Coast Reporters League. She has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist and an educator. She holds an MLA from Spring Hill College, a BA in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and a BA in English from Spelman College. She is a graduate of Leadership Mobile, Class of 2003.