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Leelannee K. Malin

Associate Dean, Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships

  • Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel


Dr. Leelannee K. Malin is a savvy, sassy and smart communications practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the communications industry. As the owner of Malin PR, a public relations consulting practice, she provides services in the Sports & Entertainment, Non Profit and Corporate Communications sectors while specializing in brokering community partnerships in the educational and sporting arenas.   Her professional credits include managing projects with the NFL Players Association, IMPACT, The Miss USA franchise, Essence Music Festival Marketplace, MTV, corporate media outlets, professional athletes and government agencies, garnering her the honor of being selected as Prince George’s County Maryland, Forty Under 40, 2015 Cohort and a DMV Power Woman in Sports & Entertainment.  Armed with a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University, an M.A. in Organizational Communications from Bowie State University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications Media Studies from Howard University; Dr. Malin is committed to cultivating the next generation of industry leaders as lecturer in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications at the Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications.  Dr. Malin’s research, writing and speaking agenda include gender stereotypes, film studies, social media, leadership practices, sports and the popular culture.  Her research and writings have been featured in the League of Women in Government, the National Black Public Relations Society, the University of Texas @ Austin, George Mason University and Georgetown University. A NOLA girl at heart, Dr. Malin now resides in Maryland continuing to love all things New Orleans, including black and gold, charbroiled oysters and café au lait.

Education & Expertise


Mass Media Arts: Radio-TV-Film

Clark Atlanta University

Organizational Communications: Public Affairs

Bowie State University

Mass Communications Media Studies

Howard University



Basic PR Writing

Advanced PR Writing

CapComm Lab: Integrated Marketing Communications Firm

Intro to Communication Professional Development

Sports Communication

Event Planning & Crisis Management

Fundamentals of Public Relations

Intro to Leadership Management Communications