Erika R. Dawkins

Erika R. Dawkins

Director of Public Relations/Lecturer of Public Relations

Alumni Hall 112

(803) 786-3649 Email


Growing up as a military brat, Erika spend a lot of time moving from state to state before her family settled in South Carolina. Erika knew very early on that she had a passion for writing and storytelling and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications: Print Journalism and has since worked with many organizations in creating and maintaining their message. Erika later moved on to earn her master’s degree in Media Communications: Public Relations to further her knowledge in the field. Erika has many years of experience as a communicator and in higher education, in academics and as an instructor, which made her transition to Columbia College the perfect fit

When Erika is not working, she enjoys traveling and visiting Disney World with her family. As an avid kayaker, Erika enjoys spending her weekends outdoors on the water.