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Stephanie Verni: School of Design Faculty

Stephanie Verni , M.F.A.

Communication | School of Design
Stephanie Verni
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Office Location
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M.F.A., Creative Writing; National University

M.S., Professional Writing; Towson University

B.S., Mass Communication; Towson University

Professional Experience

Stephanie Verni Communications, Owner (1999 - 2002)

Baltimore Sun, Creative Services Manager (1998 - 1999)

Baltimore Orioles, Director of Publishing (1992 - 1998)

Baltimore Orioles, Assistant Director of Community Relations (1989 - 1992)

Baltimore Orioles, Public Relations Assistant (1985 - 1988)


My passion for both writing and creativity drives most of my research and creative work, including work on the textbook my colleagues and I produced entitled Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice (Kendall-Hunt, 2016). Typically, event planning sits in schools of hospitality and business; however, communication drives this field, and it’s important to connect communication theory to the practice. We are currently developing a communication theory tied to event planning. Additionally, we continue to present our research regarding this field at our communication conferences, both regionally and nationally. Finally, as a writer, I am working on research that further explores a recent paper and presentation I gave at the Eastern Communication Conference entitled Travel Writing and the Narrative Paradigm. I’m planning on continuing to pursue research in this field, as well as in the studies of creativity and leadership. On the side, I write fiction, and have three fictional books currently on the market: Inn Significant (2017), Baseball Girl (2015), and Beneath the Mimosa Tree (2012).


Academic—Event Planning: Communicating Theory & Practice, Kendall-Hunt Publishing (2016) 

General Fiction—Inn Significant (2017); Baseball Girl (2015); Beneath the Mimosa Tree (2012) 

Professional—Editor, The Cal Ripken Commemorative Publication (1995); Editor, Orioles Magazine (1992-1998)


Feature Writing
Magazine Writing
Public Relations Writing
Advertising Campaign
Business and Professional Communication
Special Topics in Sports Communication
Special Topics in Travel Writing
Special Topics: Design Center
Advanced Journalism
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Internship Preparation
First-Year Seminar


Advisor to ’47 House | The Integrated Marketing Communication Club

Baccalaureate Speaker 2012

Build Community Day Award 2010

Working with students on special projects and events

Taking students to the Eastern Communication Conference annually

Publishing both textbook and fiction books 

In business, the highlights of my career were spent at The Baltimore Orioles, christening Camden Yards, serving on the committee that planned the 1993 All-Star Game, Cal Ripken’s Streak in 1995, and the back-to-back playoff years in 1996 and 1997. The Cal Ripken Commemorative book, for which I served as editor, was the pinnacle of my career in Major League Baseball.

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