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Doug Edlund, Director CEHHS Marketing and Communications

Douglas Edlund

Director, Marketing and Communications


Doug Edlund serves as Director of Marketing and Communications. His areas of expertise include video production, marketing, media relations, emerging technology, social media strategy, and podcast production. He joined CEHHS in 2021, after 22 years with the UT Institute of Agriculture as Assistant Director. Doug also worked at WBIR-TV in Knoxville for twelve years where he covered a number of national stories as a photojournalist including the Oklahoma City bombing and John Glenn’s return to space. His work has been used in international news workshops in more than forty countries and in TV news classes at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Doug is active in the Association for Communications Excellence, or ACE, where he has been a member since 1999. ACE is an international professional development organization comprised of communicators at land-grant institutions in the U.S. and in numerous countries worldwide. He has served in a number of leadership roles and is now a past president. As an ACE member, Doug has made multiple presentations on communications best practices in the United States and Canada.

A two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee, Doug holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in communications. He is married to Ruth Brake Edlund and they have one daughter, Christina, who is studying exercise science at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. 

Specialty Areas

Video production, social media, strategic communication, reputation management, marketing, branding.


Doug Edlund, Director CEHHS Marketing and Communications

Contact Information

  • 225 Philander P. Claxton Education Building, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-7363
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