Allison Joyner is a strategist and freelance writer, specializing in content creation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Her work has been published by The Atlanta Voice, Zora by Medium, Noodle, Black American Web Diverse Issues: In Higher Education, and Wiley Publication. She has written articles about several schools including Jackson State University, Texas Southern University, The University of the Virgin Islands, and her alma mater, Clark Atlanta University.
The Atlanta-based writer is a 4th generation graduate of an HBCU and knows first-hand the life-changing impact these historic institutions have on students’ lives.
Watching the number of HBCUs dwindle over the years has ignited a spark in Allison to use her digital media skills to ultimately support these colleges and universities in increasing enrollment and fundraising. She is bold in strategizing how content creation can support in helping colleges remain open and serve generations to come.
As a seasoned marketing and public relations manager for over 15 years, Allison brings a holistic understanding of how strategic plans and communications can impact a company’s bottom line and social impact.
Allison also provides blogging, copywriting, ghostwriting and social media consulting services to small businesses across a range of industries including real estate, beauty, and hospitality.
She holds a Master of Science in Journalism Innovations from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Clark Atlanta University.
Allison is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists and the Online News Association, and the Atlanta (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Eager to give back to her community, she is an executive board member of the Tom Joyner Foundation and volunteers at The National Center of Civil and Human Rights.
An avid traveler, Alison has visited over 20 countries on 6 continents, including, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, and China.