College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzanne Lowery Mims

Suzanne Lowery Mims

Suzanne Lowery Mims

Adjunct Faculty

Social media and engagement, public relations, writing in the digital age.

Suzanne Lowery Mims is a communication professional with experience ranging from Capitol Hill to the board room.  Her career includes positions as a US Senate press secretary, a federal agency public information officer, and as a senior executive in advertising and public relations agencies.  The best job she has ever had, however, is the one she has now: helping to launch careers.  Suzanne earned a Master of Arts degree in strategic communication at GMU with a focus on how social media have altered public relations as it has been practiced for the past 100 years.    You can find her on Twitter @mimsPR

Suzanne also serves as the academic director for the International Public Relations Study Abroad Program in London during winter break. Students earn three credits during an intensive two-week immersion in global PR through interaction with leading PR professionals in agencies, corporations, government and nonprofits. The program is sponsored by Mason Study Abroad. 

Selected Publications

PATHWAYS to Public Relations: Student Handbook (2016)

Principles of Public Relations: Communication 330 Student Handbook & Guide to PR Communication 330, 4th Edition

Courses Taught

COMM 391 Writing for Public Relations

COMM 388 Special Topic:  Contemporary PR and Social Media

COMM 330 Principles of Public Relations

COMM 204 Introduction to Public Relations

COMM 392 International Public Relations Study Abroad in London (#UKPR16)

COMM 303 Writing Across the Media

COMM 335 Organizational Communication


M.A., George Mason University, 2012
B.S., Kent State University, 1976, magna cum laude

In the Media

Mason Students Use Social Media for Social Good

Real Projects, Real Results.

Public Relations in 140 Characters or Less? It's #Comm399.

Veteran Post Reporter Shares Tips and Tales from Courts & Cops Beat

Public Relations Students Feed the Hungry, Fight the Flu and Find Funds

GMU Students Dive into PR and Come Up With Results