#PeopleOfPeace: WPU Names Neill Prewitt Assistant Professor of Communications

January 7, 2015

William Peace University is proud to announce the hiring of Neill Prewitt as Assistant Professor of Communications. Since fall 2013, Prewitt has taught Multimedia Editing and several design courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University. In his new role, he will also teach video production, as well as serve as an advisor to students and participate on the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Prior to joining WPU, Prewitt taught at several academic institutions, including the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education High School in Mexico City, Mexico, where he served as Professor of English, and Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, where he was Professor of Studio Art. Prewitt earned a B.A. in English with a Minor in Film Studies from NC State University, and a M.F.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

“I feel I am doing what I am meant to be doing with my life, as a teacher and an artist. I am inspired by my students, supported by my colleagues, administration and staff, and look forward to growing through this community.”

Outside of his profession, Prewitt is an independent artist where he develops music videos, text, video, sculptures and performance pieces. His work has been exhibited at several galleries in Raleigh, including Lump, Flanders Gallery, CAM Raleigh, and Artspace. Soon, Prewitt’s work will also be featured in the Area 919 exhibition at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

“I feel very fortunate to have been invited to join the faculty at William Peace,” Prewitt said. “I feel I am doing what I am meant to be doing with my life, as a teacher and an artist. I am inspired by my students, supported by my colleagues, administration and staff, and look forward to growing through this community.”

“Neill brings a lot of experience from all across the world so we’re thrilled to have him aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “He is sure to make an impact on our students.”

“Being a part of his Design and Typography class was great and a challenging experience,” said Terrace Myles Communication Major, ’16. “It [the class] made me look at all forms of design in a different, interesting way. I highly recommend this course for fellow communication majors.”

Prewitt is a native of Raleigh and attended Broughton High School.

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