Alexander Pyles / Photo by Taylor Markey (Merrill College '20)

Communication Manager; Adjunct Lecturer

College/University: M.J., University of Maryland; B.A., UMBC

301-405-1321 Knight Hall 2200

Alexander Pyles is in charge of Merrill College’s communications and marketing strategy and teaches digital journalism courses.

He is responsible for all college publications, including its website and social media channels.

An award-winning journalist and teacher, Pyles has taught at the college since 2012 and joined the full-time staff in 2017. Before that, he was a reporter and editor for several news organizations.

Pyles was most recently an editor at The Baltimore Sun, where he managed coverage of the Maryland State House, Baltimore City Hall and elections. Before becoming The Sun’s government and politics editor, he led coverage of the NFL as an editor in the newspaper’s sports department.

Prior to that, Pyles was The (Maryland) Daily Record‘s State House reporter; a reporter, editor and photojournalist for AOL’s Patch.com and a sportswriter for The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, CBS Sports, Inside Lacrosse and other publications.

In 2018, he received the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program Faculty Mentor award.

Pyles holds a master’s degree in journalism from Merrill College and bachelor’s degrees in English and media and communication studies from UMBC.

Photo by Taylor Markey (Merrill College ’20)