Tony Pagnotti comes to the IAA as a lecturer in Oral Communications after ten years as an adjunct instructor in Public Speaking at the Community College of Baltimore County and Stevenson University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in Broadcast Journalism and received a Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication from Notre Dame University of Maryland.
Prior to entering the field of education, Tony spent several years as a television reporter, weather anchor and telethon host in Baltimore and other TV stations around the country. He is a member of The National Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, and Maryland Communication Association. In addition to public speaking appearances at civic and social functions, Tony is a proud volunteer at Baltimore’s Christopher Place, where he helps formerly homeless men re-enter the job market by teaching them effective interview communication skills.
A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Tony has two daughters. Annie, a student at James Madison University and Alee, a Banneker/Key Scholar graduate at the University of Maryland. A big Terps fan, Tony is excited to be a member of the IAA faculty and looks forward to bringing out the best in his Oral Communication students.
B.S. Broadcast Journalism, Boston University
M.A. Contemporary Communication, Notre Dame University of Maryland