Senior Lecturer
Department of Marketing

Michelle Carpenter

2120 Constant Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Michelle Carpenter serves as a Senior Lecturer of Marketing in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She teaches students the value of marketing, social media, and public relations, and actively looks for opportunities to mentor students through special projects and experiential learning. In April 2022, Michelle was selected as University Distinguished Teacher and in June 2022, the EV Williams Fellowship for Teaching and Service. Michelle was also awarded a Transitional Entrepreneurship grant proposal for the NIL Hub with Brendan O’Hallarn in Communications. In addition, Michelle was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award for non-tenure track professors by the Strome College of Business two separate times, and in 2020 was recognized as Educator of the Year for her teaching innovations by the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads. Michelle serves as the Chapter Advisor of American Marketing Association (AMA) club at ODU, affectionally known as the AMA Strome Marketers, and is the Chief Department Advisor. She serves as an active contributor of the Writing Team that is part of President Hemphill’s Strategic Planning Group. Michelle actively collaborates with companies in her classes and pursues research related to education, experiential learning and social media marketing. Her dedication to students in the classroom is supported by more than 15 years in the industry instructing businesses and organizations across the Commonwealth on the importance of Internet marketing, leading a statewide e-commerce conference, and serving as the public relations lead for a local university. She holds an M.A. in Communications from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and an MBA with a specialization in Marketing from ODU.

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Old Dominion University, (2006)

M.A. in Communication, University of Louisiana at Monroe, (1992)

B.A. in Public Administration, Miami University, (1991)

B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Miami University, (1991)

Social Media Marketing - Industry Specialist
Sponsoring Organization: Meltwater Academy
Date Obtained: 2022-07-01
Social Marketing Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Hootsuite Academy
Date Obtained: 2017-07-01

Expertise

Marketing
Public Relations and Marketing, Social Media Strategies and Trends, and effectively using social media to build a personal brand and business.

Research Interests

Social Media Strategies and Trends, ways to effectively use social media to build a personal brand and business, and issues tied to Diversity and Inclusivity

Articles

Carpenter , M. C. (2022). Looking for Inclusivity in Higher Ed? Start in the Classroom. Atlantic Marketing Journal 11 (1).
Carpenter, M. (2011). Social Media and Its Role in Direct and Interactive IMC: Implications for Practitioners and Educators. International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications 3 (1) , pp. 74-85.

Presentations

Carpenter , M. Christina. and Ukleja, K. (September 30, 2022). Whose Job is it to Foster Inclusivity in Higher Ed? Everyone! Paper 2022 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference Chattanooga, TN.
Carpenter, M. C. (September , 2021). Looking for Inclusivity in Higher Ed? Start in the Classroom! Oral Presentation 2021 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference Chattanooga, TN.
Carpenter, M. C. (May 18, 2021). How to Make an Asynchronous Course Feel Synchronous with Technology! Oral Presentation ODU Faculty Summer Conference Norfolk, VA .
Carpenter, M. C. (October 2, 2020). Are You Still Relying on Outdated Case Studies from the Textbook to Teach Your Course? Throw Them Out! Oral Presentation 2020 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference Virtual - Zoom.
Carpenter, M. C. (September 26, 2019). You Agreed to Teach WHAT? How to Succeed in a Social Media Marketing Course! Oral Presentation 2019 Atlantic Marketing Association Conference Asheville, NC.
Carpenter, M. C. (September 20, 2018). Improving Learning Through Infographics & Other Visual Learning Tools Oral Presentation 23rd Annual Fall MMA Educators Conference Kansas City, MO.
Carpenter, M. c. (September 20, 2018). Real Life Lessons Learned Through Experiential Learning Oral Presentation 23rd Annual Fall MMA Educators Conference Kansas City, MO.
Carpenter, M. C. (September , 2017). Incorporating Experiential Learning into the Marketing Program –What Attracts Students to this Style of Learning & Ways to Improve Their Overall Experience Oral Presentation 2017 MMA Fall Educators’ Conference Pittsburgh, PA.
Carpenter, M. C. (March 18, 2016). What Do Students Really Think about Project-based Learning, a Post Secondary Education Perspective Oral Presentation 38th Annual International Collegiate Conference New Orleans, Louisiana.
Carpenter, M. (April , 2014). E-TEXTS: IT’S A DIGITAL WORLD OUT THERE, SO WHY SHOULDN’T TEXTBOOKS BE DIGITAL TOO? Oral Presentation 36th Annual International Collegiate Conference for the AMA New Orleans, LA.
Carpenter, M. (October 9, 2010). Social Media and It’s Role in Direct and Interactive IMC: Implications for Practitioners and Educators Paper Direct and Interactive Research Summit San Francisco, California.
  • 2022: EV Williams Fellowship for Teaching and Service, Strome College of Business
  • 2022: University Distinguished Teacher , Old Dominion University
  • 2020: Educator of the Year Award, Rotary Club of Hampton Roads
  • 2019: Faculty Teaching Award, Non Tenure Track, Strome College of Business
  • 2018: Master Advising Re-Certification, Advising and Transfer Programs
  • 2016: EV Williams Fellowship, Strome College of Business
  • 2016: Faculty Advising Award, Strome College of Business
  • 2016: Outstanding Professional Chapter Planning, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2016: Master Advisor Certificate, Advising and Transfer Programs
  • 2015: Alpha Mu Alpha Induction, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2015: Outstanding Professional Chapter Planning, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2014: Outstanding Professional Chapter Planning, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2013: Faculty Teaching Award, Non-Tenure Track, Strome College of Business
  • 2013: Outstanding Community Service, AMA Chapter, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2013: Top Ten for Most Video Views in the AMA Saves Lives Campaign, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2012: Most Inspirational Faculty Member, College of Business & Public Administration
  • 2012: Outstanding Chapter Planning, AMA Chapter, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2012: Outstanding Community Service, AMA Chapter, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA
  • 2012: Top Ten for Most Video Views in AMA Saves Lives Campaign, National Collegiate Chapter of the AMA