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Dr. Malia Smith teaching a class

Meet Dr. Malia Smith

Dr. Malia Smith teaches classes in media strategy, advertising, public relations, and business communication. Prior to joining the Department of Communications, Dr. Smith worked in the public sector as the Vice President of a local consulting firm where she collaborated directly with executives in the field. Dr. Smith also worked for six years at the Hawai’i State Capitol as the Communications Specialist for a State Representative and the Chief-of-Staff for a Hawai’i State Senator. She also acted as the campaign manager and public relations advisor for a candidate in a United States congressional race in Hawai‘i. In addition to her public relations and business experience, Dr. Smith also has extensive experience in radio and media. She was the news director for six radio stations on Maui and was a weekly writer for the Maui Time.