Tenured Faculty

  • Christie, TomAssociate Professor, Public Relations

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    http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1342

    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/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1343

    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/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1344

    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/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1346

    Credentials

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

    Teaching

    Undergraduate courses: COMM 3300 Communication Technology CTEC 4309 Internet Marketing Communication CTEC 4321 Digital Communication Management CTEC 4350 Advanced Web Site Communication Graduate courses taught: COMM 5321 Advanced Internet Marketing Communication COMM 5323 Advanced Web Site Communication COMM 5392 Seminar: 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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    http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1348

    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, and 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.

  • Su, ChunkeAssociate Professor, Communication Technology

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    http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1942

    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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    Credentials

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

    Teaching

    Dr. Wigley teaches courses in the undergraduate PR sequence and is currently teaching Theories of Persuasion at the graduate level.

    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 - 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.

  • Habib, SabrinaAssistant Professor, Advertising

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    Credentials

    B.F.A. - University of Florida, 2000 M.F.A. - University of Florida, 2003 Ph.D. - University of Florida, 2012

  • Harp, DustinAssistant Professor, Journalism

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    https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=8626

    Credentials

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

    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.

  • Pribanic-Smith, ErikaAssistant Professor, Journalism

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    http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=6106

    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.

  • Stohr, RachelAssistant Professor, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Tremayne, MarkAssistant Professor, Broadcast Communication

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    https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?pid=6215

    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.

Senior Lecturers

  • Horton, BrianSr. Lecturer, Communication Technology

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    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.

  • Whittier, MindiaSr. Lecturer, Public Relations

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    Credentials

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

Specialists

  • Loper, BradSpecialist, Journalism

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    Credentials

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

  • McEuen, RobySpecialist, Communication Graphics

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    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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    Credentials

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

  • Williams, JeffSpecialist, Advertising

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    Credentials

    B.F.A. - University of Florida, 2001 M.F.A. - University of Florida, 2004

Full-Time Lecturers

  • Bishop, LindaLecturer, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Blount, AprilLecturer, Communication Studies

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

  • Harvey, MartiLecturer, Journalism

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  • Idziak, SandieLecturer, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Jones, KimSr. Lecturer, Journalism

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    Credentials

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

  • Kapellusch, CarieLecturer, Communication Studies

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

  • Liguez, LanceLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    Credentials

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

  • Nead, SusanLecturer, Communication Studies

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

  • Pinon, SallyLecturer, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Robinson, AustinLecturer, Communication Studies

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

  • Rodriguez, JulianLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    http://goo.gl/MlSyg

    Credentials

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

    Teaching

    BCMN 2358 Television Production BCMN 4320 Current Issues in Telecommunications BCMN 3350 Electronic News BCMN 3350 Television Reporting I BCMN 4350 Television Reporting II BCMN 4191 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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    Credentials

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

Part-Time Lecturers

  • Aiken, LaDonnaLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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  • Brannon, GraceLecturer, Communication Studies

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  • Esposito, CarlLecturer, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Garcia, ArtLecturer, Journalism

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  • Gordon, PatLecturer, Journalism

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    Teaching

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

  • Mason, MelanieLecturer, Communication Studies

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    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

  • Morgan, LaelLecturer, Journalism

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  • Proctor, LanaLecturer, Journalism

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

  • Ricks, DamlaLecturer, Communication Studies

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    Credentials

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

  • Stewart, JamesLecturer, Communication Technology

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    B.A. - Journalism, University of Texas a Arlington, 1990 M.S. - Information Systems, University of Texas a Arlington, 2009

  • Warren, JayLecturer, Journalism

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    B.S. - Texas Christian University, 1994 M.A. - Texas Tech University, 1995

  • Zenner, ShannonLecturer, Broadcast Communication

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    B.A. - University of North Texas, 1998 M.A. - The University of Texas at Arlington (in progress)