Ms. Dottie Rimpsey

Adjunct Professor
Self Hall
256-782-5300
drimpsey@jsu.edu    

Dottie Rimpsey earned her Bachelor's and a double Master’s from Jacksonville State University. After graduation from the university she accepted a position with Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford Connecticut and later accepted a position with Hartford’s News leader at WFSB.   Dottie produced several projects that featured Gayle King, Maury Povich and Oprah. She has also interviewed several iconic figures such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Lou Rawls, Judge Mathis, Freedom’s Rider’s, Hank Thomas and Women’s Rights Advocate Lilly Ledbetter.    Over the past 25 years, Dottie has worked in the television news industry and navigated into the world's of Non-profit, Business Development and Education. Dottie is currently a faculty member at Talladega College & Jacksonville State University where she teaches mass media courses. Dottie is also an Executive Producer and Host of Local Matters, a local talk show at WEAC TV24.  Dottie is a member of Anniston’s Rotary Club, Anniston’s Main Street Board, a member of Jacksonville State University’s Annual Fund Board, and serves as Chair of Minority Affairs for the Calhoun County Democratic Committee; a Humanities Consultant to the National Freedom Riders Park,  Board member of Arch of Calhoun County and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.    

Dottie Rimpsey

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Mass Communication
  • Intro to Public Relations
  • Media Literacy
  • Social Media & Society 

Other Responsibilities

Advisor