Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Mass Communication

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 93

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5092 phone

504-520-7919 fax



Sheryl Kennedy Haydel,



MBA, University of Wisconsin – Madison

M.A., University of Maryland – College Park
– Public Affairs Reporting

B.A., Clark Atlanta University - Journalism

  • Desktop Publishing (MSCM 3400)
  • Principles of Public Relations (MSCM 2030)
  • Writing for Public Relations (MSCM 3060)
  • Writing for the Print Media (MSCM 2222)
  • Crisis Communications (MSCM)
  • Public Relations Practicum (MSCM 2007/3007/4007)

Sheryl Kennedy Haydel has been a journalist, public relations professional, scholar and instructor for more than 20 years. Haydel graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She then earned a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Maryland – College Park in 1997, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2003 as a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management fellow. As a newspaper journalist and public relations practitioner, Haydel has worked at some of the country's largest dailies and at one of the region's largest utility companies. She joined Xavier's Communications Department in the fall of 2008. She is a member of Public Relations Society of America and the National Association of Black Journalists. Haydel serves as student chapter adviser to both PRSSA and NABJ.

Contact Information

Office Location: Xavier South 118
Direct Line: 504-520-5098
Fax Number: 504-520-7919
Email Address: skenned1@xula.edu