Tenured Faculty

  • Christie, TomAssociate Professor, Public Relations

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/thomas-christie

    Credentials

    B.A. - Northeast Louisiana University, 1975
    M.A. - Webster University, 1981
    M.S. - Florida State University, 1985
    Ph.D - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993

    Teaching

    Dr. Tom Christie teaches communication research and public relations.

    Research

    Dr. Tom Christie's research areas are public policy and mass media, public relations, and new media. Dr. Christie has published academic articles in the Gazette: The International Journal for Communication Studies, the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, American Journalism, the Journal of Radio Studies, the Journal of Middle East Media, Competition Forum, and in conference proceedings publications.

  • Clark, AndrewAssociate Professor, Broadcast Communication

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    http://www.uta.edu/profiles/andrew-clark

    Credentials

    B.A. - Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne, 1997
    M.A.M.C. (hons.) - The University of Florida, 2000
    Ph.D - The University of Florida, 2003

    Teaching

    Dr. Andrew Clark teaches broadcasting, intercultural communication, visual communication, law and ethics, qualitative and historical research methods.

    Research

    Dr. Clark's research methodology is primarily qualitative and historical. His primary area of research is international broadcasting dealing with propaganda, public opinion and foreign policy. He has published in journals such as The Journal of Radio Studies, Journal of Middle East Media, International Communication Gazette, Global Media Journal, American Journalism, and others. Dr. Clark has had papers presented recently at the Broadcast Education Association and World Association of Public Opinion Research conferences.

  • Ingram, TomAssociate Professor, Advertising

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    http://www.uta.edu/profiles/tom-ingram

    Credentials

    B.B.A. - University of Texas at Austin, 1975
    M.B.A. - West Texas State University, 1976
    Ph.D - University of North Texas, 1982

    Teaching

    Dr. Tom Ingram teaches advertising, public relations, marketing communication and communication technology.

    Research

    Dr. Tom Ingram's research areas are advertising, marketing communication and public policy. Dr. Ingram has published academic articles in journals and proceedings, including the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, the Association of Business Communication, Southwest Education Council of Journalism and Mass Communication, Southwest Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, and Southern Marketing Association.

  • Jang, Chyng-YangAssociate Professor, Communication Technology

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    http://www.uta.edu/profiles/chyng-yang-jang

    Credentials

    B.S., National Taiwan University, 1991
    M.A., Michigan State University, 1996
    Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2003

    Teaching

    At the undergraduate level, Dr. Jang teaches Communication Technology, Internet Marketing Communication, Digital Communication Management, and Advanced Web Site Communication. At the graduate level, Dr. Jang teaches Advanced Internet Marketing Communication, Advanced Web Site Communication, and Communication in Virtual Organizations.

    Research

    Dr. Jang is interested in the design, implementation, and effects of communication technology in various contexts. In particular, his research efforts have been focused on the following areas: (1) distant collaborations via electronic media in the context of virtual teams and online gaming (MMORPG) communities, and (2) people's blogging behaviors, their social and psychological antecedents and impacts. Dr. Jang has published articles in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Journal of CSCW, Journal of Human-Computer Studies, etc.

  • Markham Shaw, CharlaAssociate Professor & Department Chair, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/charla-markham-shaw

    Credentials

    B.B. - Angelo State University, 1986
    M.A. - Baylor University, 1987
    Ph.D - Louisiana State University, 1993

    Teaching

    Dr. Charla Markham Shaw teaches presentational communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, performance studies, communication education, persuasion, communication theory, and qualitative research methods.

    Research

    Dr. Charla Markham Shaw's research areas are intrapersonal/interpersonal communication, narrative, and gender studies. Dr. Markham Shaw has published articles in Human Communication Research, Journal of Health Communication, Communication Reports, Southern Communication Journal, Iowa Journal of Communication (Ethnography of Communication and Performance Special Edition), International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Texas Speech Communication Journal, Journal of Illinois Speech and Theater Association, and HIV Education: Performing.

  • Pribanic-Smith, ErikaAssociate Professor, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/erika-pribanic-smith

    Credentials

    B.A. - Mount Union College, 1997
    M.A. - University of Alabama, 1999
    Ph.D - University of Alabama, 2010

    Teaching

    Dr. Pribanic-Smith teaches reporting, feature writing, and public affairs journalism, as well as graduate courses guiding student research on topics such as public opinion and communication history.

    Research

    Dr. Pribanic-Smith specializes in research examining political communication in the print media of the 19th- and 20th-century American South. Specifically, she focuses on the use of editorials and letters to the editor to disseminate political ideology. Dr. Pribanic-Smith has had academic articles published in American Journalism and Atlanta Review of Journalism History, and she is a frequent presenter at the national convention of American Journalism Historians Association as well as in the history division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Su, ChunkeAssociate Professor, Communication Technology

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/chunke-su

    Credentials

    B.A. - Peking University, 2000
    M.A. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
    Ph.D - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

    Teaching

    Dr. Su teaches courses in communication technology at the undergraduate level, and seminars on virtual organizations and computer-mediated communication at the graduate level.

    Research

    Dr. Su's programs of research are in the areas of communication technology, organizational knowledge management, and social networks. He has published and presented research work in a variety of journals and conferences such as Communication Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Communication Theory, Competition Forum, European Journal of International Management, Academy of Management, and International Communication Association. He also published a book chapter in an edited book titled" Research methods for studying groups and teams: A Guide to approaches, tools, and technologies" in 2012.

  • Wigley, ShelleyAssociate Professor, Public Relations

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/shelley-wigley

    Credentials

    B.A. - Oklahoma State University, 1991
    M.A. - Oklahoma State University, 1999
    Ph.D - University of Oklahoma, 2007

    Teaching

    Dr. Wigley teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Campaigns, Strategic Social Media Communication, as well as graduate public relations classes.

    Research

    Dr. Wigley's research interests include crisis communications, corporate social responsibility and media relations. She has published in several journals including Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Public Relations Review and Corporate Reputation Review.

Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Chatterjee, KarishmaAssistant Professor in Practice- Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/karishma-chatterjee

    Credentials

    B.A.- University of Delhi, 1996
    M.A - University of Delhi, 1998
    M.A. - Emerson College, 2001
    Ph.D - The Ohio State University, 2007

    Teaching

    Dr. Karishma Chatterjee teaches interpersonal communication, health communication, group communication, persuasion, communication theory, and history of communication.

    Research

    Chatterjee's research interests are in interpersonal and health communication. Specifically, her areas of research include: the role of interpersonal communication in health decision making; media portrayals of health issues and events; designing and evaluation of health messages; and the role of visuals in health and science communication.

  • Harp, DustinAssistant Professor, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/dustin-harp

    Credentials

    B.A. - English & Journalism (minor), Sonoma State University, CA, 1992
    M.A. - Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, 1997
    Ph.D. ­ Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002

    Teaching

    Dr. Harp teaches editorial and opinion writing, specialized reporting, and writing for the mass media. Prior to coming to UTA she also taught news reporting and news design courses as well as a course on women and journalism. At the graduate level she has taught qualitative methods for mass media and critical and cultural media theories.

    Research

    Dr. Harp's research is primarily qualitative though much of her work utilizes mixed methods. From critical and cultural theoretical perspectives her research investigates the intersections of journalism, new media (Internet, blogging, virtual worlds, and social networks), public spheres, globalization, and women and marginalized groups. Dr. Harp has published academic articles in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication, Culture and Critique, Information, Communication and Society, Journalism Studies, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, and The Howard Journal of Communication. Her book, titled Desperately Seeking Women Readers: Newspapers and the Construction of a Female Readership, was published in 2007.

  • Stohr, RachelAssistant Professor, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/rachel-stohr

    Credentials

    B.A. - University of New Mexico, 2006
    M.A. - University of New Mexico, 2009
    Ph.D. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013

    Teaching

    Dr. Stohr teaches Organizational Communication, Managerial Communication, Public Address, Intercultural Communication and Theories in Persuasion.

    Research

    Rachel Stohr has research interests in politics and mass media, healthcare communication, and communication among feminists. Dr. Stohr has been published in multiple newsletters, textbooks, and journals as well as presenting at conferences.

  • Tremayne, MarkAssistant Professor, Broadcast Communication

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/mark-tremayne

    Credentials

    B.A. - University of California, Berkeley, 1989
    M.A. - University of Texas, Austin, 1998
    Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002

    Teaching

    Dr. Tremayne teaches a variety of communication topics including broadcasting, journalism, communication technology, and communication theory.

    Research

    Dr. Tremayne's areas of specialization include: Online journalism, future of media, network theory, interactivity and experiments with new technologies and new media, citizenship and the public sphere.

Specialists

  • Horton, BrianSr. Lecturer, Communication Technology

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    http://www.uta.edu/profiles/brian-horton

    Credentials

    B.A. - Ball State University, 1999
    M.A. -THE Ohio State University, 2004
    Ph.D - THE Ohio State University, 2007

    Teaching

    Dr. Brian Horton teaches undergraduate courses in the communication technology sequence including visual communication, website communication, human-computer interaction, and advanced website communication.

    Research

    Dr. Horton's research examines the role of prosody in collaborative activities. This includes exploring the relation between prosodic features and structure in the grounding process. His previous research focused on entertainment theory, cross-cultural conceptions of love in marriage and friendship, and supportive communication in bereavement. He has published in Communication Research, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and Visual Communication Quarterly. Recently, he has presented conference papers at the International Association of Langaguage and Social Psychology Conference and the National Communication Association Conference.

  • Loper, BradSpecialist, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/brad-loper

    Credentials

    B.A. - University of Texas at Arlington, 1993

    Teaching

    Brad Loper has taught Writing for Mass Media, Photojournalism I, and Photojournalism II.

  • McEuen, RobySpecialist, Communication Graphics

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/roby-mceuen

    Credentials

    Certificate in Commercial Art - Oklahoma State University, 1980
    M.A. - Syracuse University, 2008

    Teaching

    Roby teaches Communication Graphics to students from a variety of degree programs.

  • Weems, George Specialist, Advertising

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/george-weems

    Credentials

    B.F.A - University of North Texas, 1981

    Teaching

    Mr. Weems currently teaches Communication Graphics, Introduction to Advertising, Advertising and IMC Campaigns, as well as special topics courses.

Full-Time Lecturers

  • Aiken, LaDonnaLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/ladonna-aiken

    Credentials

    B.A. Communication (Broadcast), University of Texas at Arlington, 2012
    M.A. Communication, University of Texas at Arlington, 2015

    Teaching

    LaDonna Aiken teaches TV Production, Introduction to Broadcast, Multimedia Production, and Corporate Video.

    Research

    Ms. Aiken's research interests include military history, Asian studies, mass communication, and social media.

  • Bishop, LindaLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/linda-bishop

    Credentials

    B.A. - Hardin-Simmons University, 1985
    M.Ed.T - University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
    M.A - University of Texas at Arlington, 2010

    Teaching

    Ms. Bishop teaches Fundamentals of Speech and Professional & Technical Communication.

  • Blount, AprilLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/april-blount

    Credentials

    B.A.- University of Texas at Arlington, 2006
    M.A.- University of Texas at Arlington, 2011

    Teaching

    As an lecturer, Ms. Blount has taught Public Speaking, Group Communication Principles, Business & Professional, and Fundamentals of Speech Communication.

    Research

    As a graduate student, April Blount developed a strong research interest in Health Communication.

  • Harvey, MartiLecturer, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/marti-harvey

    Credentials

    B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 2006
    M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 2010

    Teaching

    Professor Marti Harvey teaches Writing for Mass Media, News Editing, and Reporting. In the past, she has also taught Opinion & Persuasive Writing, and Copy Editing.

  • Idziak, SandieLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/sandra-idziak

    Credentials

    B.A. - The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974
    M.A. - The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978

    Teaching

    Sandie Idziak teaches Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering, Principles of Interviewing, and Business and Professional Communication.

  • Jones, KimSr. Lecturer, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/kim-jones

    Credentials

    B.A. - UT Arlington, 2003
    M.A. - UT Arlington, 2006
    Ph.D. - Texas Tech University, 2014

    Teaching

    Kim Jones teaches Reporting, and Introduction to Journalism.

    Research

    Dr. Jones has research interests in journalism ethics. In 2012, she was published in the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal for her article, "Journalist's speech: When does it cross ethical boundaries?"

  • Kapellusch, CarieLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/carie-kapellusch

    Credentials

    B.A.A.S. - Stephen F. Austin State University
    M.A. - Stephen F. Austin State University

    Teaching

    Carie Kapellusch teaches Business and Professional Communication, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering.

  • Liguez, LanceLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/lance-liguez

    Credentials

    B.A. – Texas Tech University, 1992
    M.B.A. – Texas A&M-Commerce, 2011

    Teaching

    Mr. Liguez teaches Radio Production, Broadcast Writing & Reporting, and Broadcast Management.

    Research

    Lance Liguez has research interests in the future of broadcast and how it relates to social media. Since 2011, Mr. Liguez has presented or served on a panel at the Broadcast Educators of America (BEA) conference in Las Vegas.

  • Little, JenniferLecturer, Public Relations

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/jennifer-little

    Credentials

    B.A. Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
    M.A. Communication Studies, Indiana State University, 2001

    Teaching

    Jennifer Little teaches Public Relations Management, Public Relations Campaigns, Public Relations Methods, and Introduction to Public Relations.

  • Nead, SusanLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/susan-nead

    Credentials

    AA - Weatherford College, 1979
    BFA - Texas Christian University, 1981
    MS - Texas Chrsitian University, 1982

    Teaching

    Ms. Suzy Nead teaches Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering and Group Communication Principles.

  • Pinon, SallyLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/sally-pinon

    Credentials

    B.A. - Oklahoma Christian Univeristy, 2004
    M.A. - The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006

    Teaching

    Sally Pinon teaches Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering.

  • Ricks, DamlaLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/damla-ricks

    Credentials

    B.A. - The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008
    M.A. - University of North Texas, 2011

    Teaching

    Ms. Damla Ricks teaches Professional and Technical Communication for Science and Engineering, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and Communication for Educators.

  • Robinson, AustinLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/austin-robinson

    Credentials

    B.S.- Tennessee Tech University, 1978
    M. Divinity- The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982
    M.A.- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986

    Teaching

    Austin Robinson teaches Fundamentals of Speech Communication.

  • Rodriguez, JulianLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/julian-rodriguez-becerra

    Credentials

    B.A. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
    M.A. – The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008

    Teaching

    Mr. Julian Rodriguez teaches Television Production, Current Issues in Telecommunications, Electronic News, Television Reporting I, Television Reporting II, and Media Workshop.

    Research

    Julian Rodriguez’s research interests include Hispanic media, multimedia production, transmedia environments, and broadcast news. He currently serves as President of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators (TABE) and is the founder and news director of UTA News en Español, a university Spanish-language television newscast focusing on the interests of bilingual/bicultural students.

  • Salmon, StacyLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/stacy-salmon

    Credentials

    B.S- Kansas State University 1995 M.A.- Kansas State University 1997

    Teaching

    Stacy Salmon teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking

  • Whittier, MindiaSr. Lecturer, Public Relations

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/mindia-whittier

    Credentials

    B.S. - Texas Christian University, 1996
    M.A. - Seton Hall University, 2004

    Teaching

    Mindia Whittier teaches Public Relations Methods and Public Relations Case Studies.

Part-Time Lecturers

  • Esposito, CarlLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/carl-esposito

    Credentials

    B.A. - University of Texas at Arlington, 2006
    M.A. - University of Texas at Arlington, 2012

    Teaching

    Mr. Esposito teaches Introduction to Communication

  • Gordon, PatLecturer, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/patsy-gordon

    Credentials

    BA - University of Texas Arlington, 1977
    MS - Texas Christian University, 1992

    Teaching

    Ms. Gordon teaches Media Writing.

  • Mason, MelanieLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/melanie-mason

    Credentials

    A.A. - Tyler Junior College, 1987
    B.F.A. - The University of Texas at Arlington, 1990
    GAC - The University of North Texas, 2006
    M.S. - The University of North Texas, 2008

    Teaching

    Melanie Mason has taught Broadcast Announcing, Voice and Diction, Readers Theatre, Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature, and Oral Interpretation of Prose.

  • Morgan, LaelLecturer, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/lael-morgan

    Credentials

    B.S. Public Relations, Boston University
    M.S. Communication, Boston University, 1988

    Teaching

    Lael Morgan teaches Writing for Mass Media.

  • Pirkle, DonnaLecturer, Communication Studies

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/donna%20-pirkle

    Credentials

    B.A. Education, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009
    M.A. Communication, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013

    Teaching

    Donna Pirkle teaches Communication Training and Development, Business and Professional Communication, and Fundamentals of Public Speaking.

  • Proctor, LanaLecturer, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/lana-proctor

    Credentials

    B.A. - The University of Texas at Arlington, 1971
    M.A. - Southern Methodist University, 1986

    Teaching

    Ms. Lana Proctor teaches Writing for Mass Media.

  • Segvic-Boudreaux, IvanaLecturer, Public Relations

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    https://www.uta.edu/profiles/ivana-segvic

    Credentials

    B.A. Journalism & German, The University of Houston, 1994
    M.A. Public Relations, The University of Houston, 1998
    Ph.D. Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003

    Research

    Dr. Segvic-Boudreaux specializes in international communication and journalism. Her research interests include: freedom of the press; the relationship between the press and communism; literary journalism; agenda setting; framing. Much of her research focuses on Eastern Europe.