Alvin Plexico, Ph.D.

Alvin Plexico

Online Faculty

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Plexico employs more than 20 years of experience in worldwide corporate communications leading teams responsible for media relations, internal information, strategic communications, web content management and social media. He currently serves as the National Director for U.S. Navy Media Outreach where he leads teams that coordinate with operational units worldwide sharing information about the U.S. Navy, its mission, and relevance to national security. A 22-year Navy career included service as a Pentagon Press Officer, a Spokesperson for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the Director of Communication for the Center for Career Development. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Texas Tech University, a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Alvin and his wife of 26 years, the former Lucinda Laird, live in Atoka, Tennessee and they have two daughters, Shiloh and Savannah, ages 21 and 19, respectively. Shiloh is serving in the Air Force as an intelligence linguist, and Savannah attends a local college majoring in social work learning how to help children in need of adoption. Alvin enjoys reading, running, and following the Texas Rangers. He’s creatively found ways to do two of these at the same time, but has yet to discover a way to do all three. In an attempt to diversify his physical activities, he’s currently training for triathlons, with the ultimate goal of completing an Ironman. Alvin enjoys connecting with other lifelong learners through his blog at