His Twitter and Facebook profiles describe him as a "believer, husband, relator, learner, teacher, maximizer, researcher, social media enthusiast, Apple devotee, Potato Head addict, toy fanatic & gadget guru." And, Kevin Trowbridge gets to fuse those roles and interests as a member of the public relations faculty at Belmont University. He teaches Public Relations Research, Social Media & Public Relations (#SoMePR), PR Design & Production, as well as First-Year Seminar.
Trowbridge joined the Belmont faculty in Fall 2011, coming to Middle Tennessee from Lee University where he taught public relations and journalism courses, advised the Public Relations Student Society of America and coached two nationally recognized Bateman Case Study teams. Before pursuing his Ph.D. in communication and following his call to teach, Trowbridge served as vice president for communications at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an international higher education association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Other prior professional experiences include public relations, marketing and corporation communications positions in higher education, healthcare and banking/finance.
Professionally, Trowbridge is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the Social Media Club (SMC). He is also a member of the PRSA Nashville and Lookout Chapters and served the Lookout Chapter as president, vice president and professional development/program chair and PRSSA Liaison. Trowbridge has been active in PRSA on the district level through service as the chair of the programming committee for the 2012 PRSA Southeast District conference. Additionally, he has been involved with other professional organizations including the International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), Tennessee Communication Association (TCA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
In addition to his institutional and professional activities, Trowbridge enjoys researching social media, new technology and culture, instructional communication, interpersonal and organizational communication, theory and applied research methods.
Originally from Horse Cave, Ky., Trowbridge currently resides in Smyrna, Tenn., with his wife, Robyn, and their furry feline named Frosty and their beagle named Bakster. He and his wife lead the young professionals ministry at their church in Murfreesboro, Tenn.