Office Number: Old Main 326
Courses Taught: Advertising Account Planning - MC 4317
Michelle Dickens teaches in the Advertising and Public Relations programs at Texas State. Dickens received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.
Her background includes over 20 years in advertising and marketing. Before coming to Texas State University, she served as Vice President and Strategy Director at GSD&M in Austin, TX on several accounts including Walgreens and Popeyes. Before GSD&M, she was a Planning Director at TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles where she spearheaded strategic thinking as the US planning lead for Mars Petcare Brands, most notably Pedigree and Whiskas. She also led the agency’s first strategic efforts on Frito-Lay brands, Tostitos and Stacy’s Pita Chips. She also spent time at Ogilvy Los Angeles where she was the strategic lead on Tabasco and Cisco Systems. Before TBWA/Chiat/Day, she was at The Richards Group in Dallas on The Home Depot account as well as many others. Other agencies include Arnold Worldwide, Boston and Tracy-Locke, Dallas. She has won One Gold and Two Silver Effies.
Dickens received both Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Advertising with a concentration in Account Planning from The University of Texas at Austin.
An avid traveler and skier, she and her husband, Marc, share their home in Austin with their daughter and longhaired dachshund.