Andrew Stoner
Public Relations Communications Academy Instructor


A journalist by training, Andrew Stoner has used his communication skills in a variety of careers, as a deputy press secretary, a marketing communications director, an author and a professor. He has also written on a variety of topics, from mass media and politics to history and popular culture.

Stoner is an assistant professor of public relations at Sacramento State and will lead the new Public Relations Communications Academy. He is the author of a dozen books including The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts; Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics of Indiana from Lincoln to Obama, and Betty White: The First 90 Years.

Stoner served in the administration of Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon and headed corporate communications for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana before beginning a career in education. He holds a doctorate in public communication and technology from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College of Indiana.