The Department features a highly qualified academic and professional faculty whose credentials include books, textbooks, journal articles, monographs, professional association presentations, national and regional affiliations, offices in national associations, professional and industry experience, plus many service-oriented contributions to the fields of Communication, Broadcasting, Journalism and Public Relations.
To serve as a member of graduate faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism, a faculty member must have a terminal degree, typically a Ph.D. or M.F.A., and hold a tenure or tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher. Graduate faculty members have an established record of creative works, scholarly publication, or professional publication. They must also maintain high teaching standards and serve on graduate advisory committees. Graduate faculty appointments are for a term of seven years, at which time faculty members undergo a review process for reappointment.
Below is a current listing of graduate faculty and a brief description of their research interests.
Current Graduate Faculty & Research Interests
(Ph.D., University of South Carolina): Focuses on journalism education, print and online journalism and the marketing, management and convergence issues associated with the fields
(Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder): Studies language and social interaction, usually in the form of everyday talking and how it shapes who we are and how we regard others
(Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): is interested in the evolving nature of journalism from a technological and economic perspective, journalism education, and the role of media in politics
(Ph.D., University of Florida) Explores public relations and diversity issues as well as the role and impact of community engagement
Professor and Associate Director for Journalism
(Ph.D., University of North Carolina): Explores sports media history and media framing
(Ph.D., Syracuse University): Focuses on corporate social responsibility, strategic communication, organizational communication, crisis communication and multicultural public relations.
U.S. cinema and screen culture, media history and criticism, critical race theory, and cultural studies
(MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago): Studies and produces narrative and experimental films
(Ph.D., University of Kansas ): Focuses on rhetoric that uses popular culture such as sports and other media outlets to impart political and ideological messages
Professor and Associate Director for Media Studies
(Ph.D., Bowling Green State University): Concentrates on the intersection of popular culture, music, and mass media
Assistant Professor, Public Relations
(Ph.D., University of South Carolina): Focuses on organization-public relationships, relationship management, social media, and ethics
(MFA., Louisiana Tech University ): Researches visual communication, with an emphasis on motion design and historical methods of letterpress printing
(Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University): Focuses on storytelling, social media, and health communication
(Ph.D., Purdue University): Studies how materiality affects organizations and communication, particularly organizational space.
Professor and Associate Director for Communication
(Ph.D., University of Kansas): Focuses on the effects of psycho-social and communication processes on juror decision-making, listening and information processing
(Ph.D., Texas Tech): Researches website usability, electronic media history, and the adoption of electronic communication technologies
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Last Updated: April 05, 2016