Dr. Ed Priola has been teaching oral communication courses for the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2012.
Priola has worked as an adjunct communication professor for several universities and colleges in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His instruction experience also includes overseas assignments in Romania, Albania, and Afghanistan, among others. Overall, he has taught communication subjects in more than two dozen countries for USAID and other democracy-building organizations.
Beforehand, Priola was employed in public policy and public relations positions for more than two decades. His work included several presidential campaigns, for which he received a White House appointment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1989, and several years as the Public Affairs Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He delivered communication trainings for the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia, and traveled to Tanzania, England, and Mongolia on their behalf.
Priola holds a Doctor of Management degree from University of Maryland University College, a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Bowie State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York, New Paltz.