Highlights of Faculty Achievements From the Past Year

  • Dr. Ericka Pribanic-Smith

    The American Journalism Historians Association has awarded Department of Communication Assistant Professor Erika Pribanic-Smith national honors for her research into how women used 19th century magazines to rally support for the preservation of George Washington’s estate.

    In the fall of 2014, she was the recipient of Kappa Tau Alpha’s Chapter Adviser Research Award ($1000) and the UTA College of Liberal Arts’ Research/Creative Activity Endowment ($1000). Dr. Pribanic-Smith was also inaugurated as President of American Journalism Historians Association in October 2014.


  • Assistant Professor Dr. Dustin Harp and research collaborators from universities in Chile and the University of Oklahoma conducted new research that examined the presence of female columnists in U.S. opinion pages.

    The new research was recently published in the June issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. The article was also highlighted in The University of Texas at Arlington's News Center.


  • Drs. Markham Shaw and Karishma Chatterjee

    Drs. Markham Shaw and Karishma Chatterjee published an article titled Communicating sexual health messages: young adults and the female condomin the Open Access Journal of Contraception. Their research was picked up by the Huffington Post, UTA's featured News Center and by an online French publication.


  • Dr. Rachael Stohr

    Dr. Rachel Stohr had two works accepted for publication last year.

    • Stohr, R.A. (In press, 2015). Transnational feminism, global governance, and the re-imagination of the organization-society relationship: A case study of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization. Communication Theory.
    • Weiss, D., White, J.M., Stohr, R.A., & Willis, M. (2015). Influencing healthcare policy: Implications of legislators’ information source preferences for public relations practitioners and public information officers. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies 5(1), 114-135.