Celeste Stein

Celeste Bishop Stein serves as Executive Associate to the Dean and Marketing Liaison in the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stein is a full-time honors student currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Strategic Communications at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As part of her studies, she examined the work of C.S. Lewis in Europe in the summer of 2016 at Oxford University in England. She is currently working on dissertation research on the future of the newsroom as it relates to new media technologies. Stein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a double major in Economics and Mass Communication. She completed a Master of Science degree in journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Stein’s most recently published research on Examination of insecure attachment and potential parental attachment to a favorite celebrity through the lens of attachment theory, was presented to the Broadcast Education Association in October of 2016.

Stein has taught a variety of public relations, marketing, advertising, broadcast and health communications courses at Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Phoenix, from 2005 through July of 2017.

Stein’s 18 year career in broadcast journalism includes work as a weather anchor, talk show host and news reporter for ABC television news affiliates in Nashville, Tennessee, Lynchburg, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Fargo, North Dakota, and Georgia Public Television and two radio stations in Atlanta.

Stein established her credentials as an entrepreneur with the founding of Bishop, Stein & Associates P.R., Inc. in 1999. Stein served as President & CEO and worked as a consultant in the firm for more than 200 local and national companies, local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, athletes, entertainers and individuals.

Stein is married to her husband, Everett, of 24 years. She has two children who are studying integrated marketing and communications and journalism in the greater Nashville area.