A photo of Russell Mack, a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communication at TCU.

Russell Mack

Instructor I
Strategic Communication
MOUS 209

r.mack@tcu.edu | 817-257-4473


B.A., American University
J.D., George Washington University Law School

Courses Taught

STCO 11103 – Writing and Editing
STCO 31423 – Strategic Writing
46403 – Communication Law

Areas of Focus

Public relations strategy and execution, message development, political communication and campaigns, corporate communication, branding, writing (including speechwriting), debate preparation, news media relations, crisis and defensive communication, image development

  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate
  • Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Deputy Director, News Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communication, U.S. Department of Education
  • Special Assistant to President Reagan and Director of Public Affairs, The White House
  • Managing Director of Corporate Communication, American Airlines
  • Vice President for Corporate Communication, United Airlines
  • Senior VP, Temerlin McLain Advertising
  • Senior VP, Lyrick Studios
  • Executive VP for Corporate Communication, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Katie Award, Dallas Press Club
  • Bronze Quill Award, International Association of Business Communicators
  • Bronze Medallion Seal Award, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Co-author (with Dr. Joshua Bentley), “The Boss’s Wife: Exploring Nancy Reagan’s Complex Role” in Media Relations and the Modern First Lady (Lexington Books, 2020)

Spin: Adventures in Public Relations