Ms. Dottie Rimpsey


Part-time Instructor, Communication

Courses Taught: Introduction to Mass Communication (COM 200), Media Literacy (COM 307), Introduction to Public Relations (COM 330)

Dottie Rimpsey earned her bachelors and a double master’s from Jacksonville State University. After graduation from the university, she accepted a position with Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford, Connecticut, and later accepted a position with Hartford’s News leader at WFSB. She produced several projects that featured Gayle King, Maury Povich and Oprah Winfrey. She has also interviewed several iconic figures such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Lou Rawls, Judge Greg Mathis, Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, and Women’s Rights Advocate Lilly Ledbetter.

Over the past 25 years, Dottie has worked in non-profit, business development, and education. Dottie is currently a faculty member at Talladega College and Jacksonville State University where she teaches mass media courses. Dottie is also an executive producer and host of Local Matters, a local talk show at WEAC TV24, and a member of Anniston’s Rotary Club, Anniston’s Main Street Board, a member of Jacksonville State University’s Annual Fund Board, and serves as a Humanities Consultant to the National Freedom Riders Park, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.