- MS, Journalism, Secondary Education Ball State University 1981
- BS, Journalism, English and Radio/TV/Film Ball State University 1977
Vincent has more than 35 years of experience in corporate communications, media relations, crisis management, marketing and writing services. She is president and owner of Wordsmith Communications Group Inc., a full-service marketing communications consulting firm. and also a consultant with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Previously, she served as public relations and ACCU-CHEK brand manager, Diabetes Care, for Roche Diagnostics. She has headed up the corporate communications department and served as North American spokesperson for a billion-dollar publicly traded company and was director of marketing and community outreach for a large student lender. Half of her 30+ years of experience was spent in public utilities, including electricity, natural gas and nuclear energy. She still does consulting work in the utility industry. Vincent currently is a board member of the Indiana Utility Shareholders Association, and serves as vice president.
2007-2017: Public relations instructor, School of Journalism at IUPUI and Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI
1977-81: Broad Ripple High School. Taught English, journalism, creative writing, speech. Adviser to the Riparian newspaper and yearbook.
2013 Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR) 2013 and 2014 Trustee's Teaching Award 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from my high school, Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, IN Inducted into the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows 2012 Past president of both Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter (1994) and the Indianapolis Public Relations Society (1998)
Articles published on behalf of numerous clients Shades of Green (book published 2009) Regular article contributor for INMagazine, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Beyond the Crystal Ball (book published 1996) 151 Quick Ideas to Motivate Your Sales Force (book published 2008)