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Maxwell Taylor Courson Collection: Biography
Maxwell Taylor Courson
Maxwell Taylor Courson
Photograph from The Bonhomie, 1982

Maxwell Taylor Courson, Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Furman University from 1980-1983, grew up in Baxley, Georgia, and graduated from high school there. His family moved to nearby Hazlehurst during his senior year. He attended the University of Georgia-Athens, Georgia, and received two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in journalism and the Master of Arts in journalism.

He has worked as a radio news director, an information specialist for the U.S. Army and a reporter for United Press International.

He established the first public relations office in South Georgia College, and he served as assistant public relations director at the University of Hawaii, where he received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in American studies.

Other academic work included alumni director and publications director at Georgia Southern College, director of public relations at Furman University, associate professor of mass communications at Tennessee Wesley College and at University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

He and his wife Naomi moved to Valrico, Florida, in 2000. A year later, he began teaching as an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

This information is taken from his website http://www.maxcourson.com.