FIMS Profile

Erin Isings

  • About Me

  • Courses Taught

I teach three graduate communications courses in the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program and one undergraduate course in the Digital Communications Certificate program.


I began teaching at the post-secondary level in the Faculty of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University. Student work created for my courses won both the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Award of Student Excellence (2016, 2015, 2014) and the Associated College Press Multimedia Feature of the Year (2015). I joined the FIMS team in 2016 and began teaching in the MMJC program. In 2020, I was the winner of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


My professional experience includes over a decade of marketing, advertising and communications roles with various corporate and non-profit organizations.


As a Teaching Scholar, my current areas of research are the interrelation between academic programs and internships in the communications industry, and Focus and Feedback Literacy—an interdisciplinary initiative. My ongoing interests include incorporation of work-integrated learning in my graduate-level courses, development of teaching innovations for classroom application and provision of internship support to graduate students. 


DIGICOMM 2305 Special Topics in DC: Fundamentals of Digital Marketing 2019 Fall DIGICOMM 2309 Fundamentals of Digital Marketing 2022 Fall , 2022 Winter , 2021 Fall , 2021 Winter , 2020 Fall MMJC 9102 Introduction to Communications 2022 Fall , 2021 Fall , 2020 Fall , 2019 Fall , 2018 Fall , 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall MMJC 9201 Telling the Story Using Integrated Media (Journalism) 2019 Winter , 2018 Winter MMJC 9202 Advanced Communications 2022 Winter , 2021 Winter , 2020 Winter , 2019 Winter , 2018 Winter , 2017 Winter MMJC 9604 Special Topic: Professional Writing 2022 Winter , 2021 Winter , 2020 Winter , 2019 Winter