Hi! My name is Leslie Hankey. In addition to being a member of the faculty, I graduated from this fine university with a Master of Science in Information Design and Coummunication. I came to SPSU as an adjunct instructor in January 2011.
My history: Soon after graduating from UGA with a BBA, I went to work for Oxford Industries, Inc. where I eventually rose to the position of Retail Group Manager. I enjoyed the exposure to clothing design, management, merchandising and advertising. After nine years with Oxford, I retired to focus on a large and lively family—at least for a time.
Offered a job in the Advancement Office at Whitefield Academy, I reentered the work force and served there as Advancement Assistant, Communications Assistant, Special Projects Coordinator, and Graphic Design Teacher. While working in these positions, I became fascinated by communication, information design, and new media arts, and so I entered the MSIDC program at SPSU.
I was offered a Teaching Assistant position while in the graduate program, and I worked for Professor Jack Haley—a remarkable man and a remarkable experience!
I came to the faculty at SPSU to teach Foundations of Graphics. I have since taught Applied Graphics and Graphics in the Professions, too—these are exciting courses at SPSU as the field rapidly develops. I'm working full-time these days at SPSU, and I am delighted to be a member of this vibrant learning community.