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University of Mobile Names Katie Allred Assistant Professor of Software Development and Digital Media

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MOBILE, Ala. – Alumna Katie Allred, a national leader in the world of church communications, has been hired as assistant professor of software development and digital media in the School of Business at University of Mobile. She will also assist the Office of Marketing and Public Relations as a web designer. She returns to the university in August 2018.

As assistant professor, Allred will also direct a brand-new, student-run, marketing agency in the School of Business that will focus on the important needs of nonprofit organizations and churches. The agency will aid churches and organizations to effectively market themselves at a lower cost than the traditional marketing agency.

Currently, Allred is web content manager at Brentwood Baptist Church in Tennessee and serves as an adjunct professor online for University of Florida. She also administrates the 17,000 member Facebook group, “Church Communications.” The group exists to “encourage and equip [church communicators] by sharing expertise, asking questions, and offering ideas about branding, graphic design, the web, social media, print design, and other related topics.”

“We are thrilled to have Katie Allred joining the faculty in the School of Business at University of Mobile,” said Dr. Todd Greer, dean of the School of Business. “Katie is an incredibly talented and passionate professional and instructor. She brings an immense skillset for building digital communities and strategic initiatives which will provide positive impact to our students in their understanding of the new world of work.”

Allred holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from University of Mobile.

For organizations interested in partnering with the new student-run marketing agency, contact Greer at


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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