Donnell Probst, Deputy Director

Donnell Probst is the Deputy Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and a faculty associate at Arizona State University teaching Digital Media Literacy I.

A former community college librarian, Donnell has supported NAMLE’s mission in various roles since 2014. As deputy director of NAMLE, she oversees operations and infrastructure, events, communications, and personnel while often wearing development, programming, educator, and other fancy hats as needed.

As the parent of an outstanding human with a disability, Donnell worked as a special education advocate and parent educator throughout eastern Missouri for the better part of a decade. As a graduate of Missouri’s Developmental Disabilities Council Partners in Policymaking program, Donnell served as staff, volunteer, and advisor to various state and regional organizations, including the St. Louis Special School District and Missouri’s Parent Training Information Center.

Donnell holds a B.A. in Media Studies from Arizona State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Donnell now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Tim, and has three amazing kids two rescue beagles, Hans and Franz.