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UT Tyler Department of Communication

Vanessa Joyner

Vanessa Joyner

Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Communication, Mass Communication
Building: HPR 269
Phone: 903.566.7301


  • B.A., Studio Art - Painting University of Missouri at Kansas City 1981
  • A.A., Graphic Communications Florissant Valley Community College 1994
  • MFA, Graphic Design Marywood University 2007


Ms. Vanessa Joyner joined the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Tyler as a Senior Lecturer in Journalism. She is responsible for teaching visual design courses that include publications design, visual design, web design and computer software applications. Prior to moving to Tyler, Ms. Joyner was a graphic designer for 21 years with AT&T Yellow Pages in St. Louis, Missouri. For five years, she taught graphic design courses as an adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Ms. Joyner has an M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in graphic design. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with emphasis in painting.