Patricia Alvey

Patricia Alvey

Southern Methodist University

Patricia Alvey, Distinguished Chair and Director, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Alvey joined the Temerlin Advertising Institute in Fall 2002. Most recently she was executive director of the internationally renowned VCU Adcenter, an elite two-year graduate advertising program. Prior to joining VCU, she was head of the Texas Creative Advertising Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

She received a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Murray State University in Kentucky, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Alvey’s success in the field of advertising goes back well beyond her award-winning guidance of university creative programs, to work in traditional and digital design and art direction. She has worked in the educational, fine art and advertising industries and has designed, coordinated and implemented hundreds of educational and fine art exhibitions, posters, catalogs, brochures, brand identity programs, and promotional campaigns for clients such as: Lady Bird Johnson’s Wildflower Center, The Texas Department of Tourism, The March of Dimes, The Texas Capital Preservation Campaign, The University of Texas at Austin, TVA’s Land Between the Lakes, The National Scouting Museum.

Dr. Alvey has a special interest in improving creative communications for nonprofits. Her work on behalf of the Texas Creative Program and the March of Dimes garnered silver and bronze Summit International Design Awards. Other awards in both academia and industry include the Research Fellow, American Academy of Advertising, Professor of the Year, NISSAN Advertising Competition, Shell Corporation Research Grant Recipient and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society.