Steve Shaner has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Harding University and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Steve started his career in in story telling in Little Rock where he was a news photographer for KATV Channel 7. He also owned and operated a photography studio and advertising agency.
Steve was the primary story teller as the director of public relations at the University of the Ozarks before moving back to his hometown area of Chicago. In Chicago, Steve worked in the printing and direct marketing industry. In 2002 Steve created Image Marketing & Communications, an integrated marketing communications consulting firm.
In 2008 he began teaching at Harding University. Steve taught classes and advised advertising and public relations majors at Harding University until his retirement in 2020. He also taught an oral communication class on an English as a Second Language (ESL) level exclusively to international students at Harding.
Steve has worked as a visiting professor and led teams of Harding students for cultural exchange programs in Europe, Central America and in 2010 through 2019 to Bangkok, Thailand , Hengyang, Wuhan, Xi’an, and Guangzhou, China .
He has a long list of professional awards and accomplishments, including recognition as a Distinguished Toastmaster, "Outstanding Young Man of America," DMA awards and way back when, he was the Arkansas Collegiate Press Association’s "Photographer of the Year."
Steve has been married to his wife Donna since 1975. They have two amazing sons,two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and four of the most adorable grandchildren in the world, (three boys and one girl).
Throughout his life Steve has been Journaling, collecting stories about life and recording them on film and digital…
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