Prior to Grady College, Barbara Bond spent the last ten years in the health care industry – nine years as a lead certified pharmacy technician and one year as a nurse coordinator for home health. She also worked several years in office management and accounting in the private business sector. Bond is currently enrolled in school, working toward a business degree. She has a wide variety of interests including college football, professional baseball, Nascar and dirt track racing.
A 2021 graduate of UGA, Taylor Potter earned degrees in Entertainment and Media Studies and Film Studies. She has worked at TCM, A24, Focus Features and Universal Content Productions, gaining experience in marketing, PR, development, and production.
In fall 2022, Taylor returned to Grady as the Executive Assistant to Neil Landau, the Executive Director of Grady’s MFA in Film, TV and Digital Media.
Dr. Ted Kim manages and coordinates the programming and administrative aspects of the Communication and Media (CAM) Fellows Program at the Cox International Center. His duties include providing instructional, academic, and administrative work with all business matters associated with the CAM Program and other international visiting scholar or training programs in the Cox International Center.
• Ph.D., Communication and Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
• M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
• B.A., Political Science, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Kim has more than ten years of experience teaching at universities. Before his current position, he was an adjunct assistant professor at Kennesaw State University for eight years and taught many communication core courses, such as Communication Research Methods, Communication Sources & Investigation, Communication Theory, and Concepts of New Media, among others.
Dr. Kim also has extensive managerial and marketing communications experience at global companies like General Motors in Spain, LG Card, Hyundai Card, Intel Korea, and Alston & Bird LLP, a global law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Joshua Bell has worked in IT for more than 22 years, the past nine as a systems administrator at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA. Joshua and his wife have two young sons. Joshua enjoys hiking, boating and other outdoor activities.
Tom White spent 11 years in the video production classroom, teaching high school students the techniques and tools needed to succeed in live news and sports production. His nationally recognized programs have worked with the students of the Carmical Sports Media Institute since 2016. Prior to working in education, Tom was a marketing and online content director for what is now iHeart Radio in Atlanta. Outside of work, you will find Tom spending time with his family at a baseball field or a hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
Prior to Grady College, Darlene Bradley worked with UGA Finance and Administration since 1994, starting in the accounts payable department then moving to the budget office.
She was born in Vicenza, Italy, and is bilingual speaking French and English. She is the mother of two daughters and the proud grandmother of a granddaughter and grandson. She has kayaked many of the rivers in Georgia, including the famous Suwanee River in the south of the state. She enjoys the great outdoors, traveling and gardening.
Peabody is happy to announce that Maggie Stephens has joined our team in the newly created position of Awards Coordinator. Maggie will oversee the administration of the awards process, events and boards. Maggie is a UGA graduate in Comparative Literature, and worked at UGA previously in the Office of Special Events. Most recently, she worked with USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jackson Schroeder is the public relations specialist for Grady College’s external relations team. He graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in journalism news and information and a specialization in political science.
Prior to UGA, Jackson served as the editor-in-chief of a local news publication in Brooklyn, a content manager for an online higher education publication and a sports reporter in both Athens, Ohio, and Brunswick, Georgia. He has also spent time as a freelance culture reporter in Brooklyn, covering everything from restaurant openings to the history of local bookstores.
In his role at Grady College, Jackson assists with the communications efforts of the college through the website, media relations and social media. Jackson is also the host and producer of the Grady Research Radio podcast.
Chris Thompson graduated from Athens Technical College with an associate’s degree focused on applied science in emerging technologies. He comes from a long background in the service industry as well as years of experience in live production and recording arts. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, going camping in their camper and making music on his computer and then playing it for people at shows.