Commitment to Education

Pierpont’s commitment to education is an embodiment of our entrepreneurial spirit. We're passionate about knowledge sharing and continuous learning, which is why many of our firm's leaders are professors and lecturers at universities across the state.

CEO Phil Morabito has served as an adjunct professor for nearly 30 years. Over the years, he has crafted a “living textbook,” bringing industry colleagues and his own tales from the trenches into the classroom for his Integrated Marketing Communications course at The University of Houston.

Executive Counsel and award-winning educator Terry Hemeyer has spent over 20 years shaping the experiences of emerging communications professionals at The University of Texas at Austin and graduate students at Rice University.

Executive Vice President Stacy Armijo is a proud “Hemeyer alum,” having taken the very same class Strategies in Public Relations she now teaches years later at The Moody School of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

In Senior Vice President Nancy Sim’s Women in Politics course at the University of Houston, Nancy gives students another perspective of “herstory,” a course which emphasizes the role women have played in governance.

Account Supervisor David Gonzalez has returned to his alma mater at The University of Houston to teach The Social Impact of New Information Technology, an online course that analyzes the cultural and social impact of contemporary communication.

Research Endowment at The University of Texas at Austin

In 2015, Pierpont established a research endowment at the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations at The University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication. The Pierpont Endowment supports a five-year faculty research series investigating communications issues that impact the business world.

Phase I: Defining Expertise

The Endowment’s inaugural year focused on the definition of expertise. Associate Professor Brad Love and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Treem published a whitepaper, "Defining Expertise," which identifies several key differentiators organizations can leverage to help quantify their expertise. Download the white paper here. 

Phase II: Sparking Innovation

The next phase of the research, which is currently underway, focuses on innovation.