Faculty at work!

Posted 8-26-2011 by Barrie Hill

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Karishma Chatterjee and Department of Communication Chair Dr. Charla Markham Shaw’s co-authored paper has been accepted for publication. "Media Portrayals of the Female Condom," has been accepted by The Journal of Health Communication for publication. The journal is ranked 9/55 among the rated Communication journals listed and 22/66 in information science and library science according to the Journal Citation Reports.

Dr. Shelley Wigley, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, has been awarded a 2011 Educator\'s Fellowship from the Plank Center at the University of Alabama. Wigley will intern with Southern Company, a major electrical provider in Georgia and Alabama, later this summer.

Dr. Andrew Clark and Dr. Tom Christie, Associate Professors in the Department of Communication, have been awarded first place by the International Division of the Broadcast Education Association for their co-authored paper “A Clash of Cultures: Reaching Hostile Audiences Through International Broadcasting.” The paper was presented at the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas.

Journalism professor Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith’s research paper "Riding the Coattails of Revolutionaries and Republicans: Partisan Rhetoric and the Rise of the Nullification Party in 1831 South Carolina\\\" has been accepted for presentation. It will be presented in August at the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention in St. Louis.

Dr. Andrew Clark, Associate Professor/Broadcast Sequence Coordinator, and Julian Rodriguez, broadcast lecturer, recently trained students from Fort Worth’s Southwest High School to use news production hardware and software. The students are representing Texas in SkillsUSA, a national media competition in Kansas City, MO.