A Bit About My Blog
Public Relations Matters is a blog published occasionally by me, Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D. (ABD). Topics you’ll find here include public relations, social media, and occasionally, grief.
A Bit About Me
Floral photographer, Christian, inquisitive, listener, wife & mom, nomad, geek, learner, witty, NASCAR fan, Auburn fanatic, creative, hip and spunky . . . these are just a few of the words that my friends and colleagues use to describe me. I’m passionate about social media and how we can use it to build relationships.
Besides being the author of this blog, I’m also the training manager at Shiloh Technologies and an adjunct professor of communication.
My journey to Northwest Arkansas was definitely a circuitous one, almost like one from Billy of Family Circus. After growing up in a small town in Maine, I moved to Atlanta for high school, then completed my BA and MA at Auburn University. I married my college sweetheart, Kevin Nixon, and together we have lived in Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Florida, and now Arkansas; these relocations were a blend of military and corporate moves. Before moving to Florida, I held leadership positions at three Fortune 500 companies, and completed my coursework and comprehensive examination for a Ph.D. in Training and Performance Improvement at Capella University. My husband and I have four children: Kyle, who passed away at age 22 as a graduating senior at Auburn University; James, 22, a volunteer (with autism) at Dog Party USA; and Sam, 16, and Kat, 14, both in Springdale public schools.