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Tomeka B. Scales, Ph.D.

Program Director

Tomeka B. Scales, Ph. D. is a marketing and communications professional from Fort Washington, MD. She has worked in a diverse number of industries including: government, entertainment, retail, academia, and nonprofit.

Dr. Scales holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington College (Chestertown, MD), Master of Arts in Music Business from New York University (New York, NY) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communications from Howard University (Washington, DC). She has also completed certificates in: Management (SVMP, Harvard Business School), Global Management (University of London: Birkbeck College), International Studies (Howard University), and Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Entrepreneurship (Alison).

Scales was a contributing author and editor for the custom Pearson text “Enhancing Personal and Communication Effectiveness.” She taught communication courses to undergraduate students, which covered topics such as public speaking, perception, listening, conflict, persuasion, and principles of verbal and nonverbal communication. Tomeka was also website designer for the Annenberg Honors Program at Howard University, The New Abolitionism Campaign, and website editor for the Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Alumni Association. In 2008, in partnership with University of Maryland College Park and the Department of Homeland Security, Scales spearheaded a research project assessing the effectiveness of federal and state government public affairs/public information officers in creating crisis communication plans.

Tomeka has volunteered on such projects as Impact’s MLK Day of Service, Nike Women’s Half Marathon, Friendship Walks, So Others Might Eat (SOME), and Walk for Lupus Now. She currently volunteers with United Way NCA and lives by the mantra: “Impossibilities are made possible when you start seeing failure as improbable.”