The doctoral program has an outstanding graduate faculty, many of whom are well known within their specialties. The following gives a brief bio about each and a small sampling of their research publications.
Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Studies
Ph. D., Indiana University, 2007
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Distance Education, Library and Information Studies Ph.D. Indiana University, 2007 Research Areas: Digital libraries, generally speaking, and, more specifically, interactive video retrieval.
- Albertson, D. & Meadows III, C. (2011). Situated topic complexity in interactive video retrieval. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(9), 1676-1695. DOI: 10.1002/asi.21573
- Whitaker, M. S. & Albertson, D. (2011). Triangulating findings from an instruction-based community engagement project. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 51(1), 49-59.
- Albertson, D. & Whitaker, M. S. (2011). A service-learning framework to support an MLIS core curriculum. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(2), 152-163.
- Albertson, D. (2010). Influences of users’ familiarity with visual search topics on interactive video digital libraries. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(12), 2490-2502. DOI: 10.1002/asi.21413
Professor, School of Library and Information Studies
Ph.D., Drexel University, 1984
Dr. Elizabeth Aversa came to the University of Alabama in 2003 and served for eight years as professor and director of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. She left administrative responsibilities and rejoined the faculty in 2011.
Dr. Aversa received the MLn from Emory University and the PhD in information studies from Drexel University.
Dr. Aversa has authored or co-authored four books; over seventy articles, presentations and proceedings; and several book chapters and separately issued research reports. She was elected president of the Association for Library and information Science Education (ALISE), was chapter chair for the American Society for Information Science & Technology, and served as a trustee of Iona College. In 2011, Dr. Aversa was named Alabama Librarian of the Year and was awarded honorary membership in Beta Phi Mu, the library science honor society.
Dr. Aversa’s research and services interests converge in studies of research productivity and scholarly communication, state library development, and management of information-rich organizations. Examples of her publications include:
- Aversa, Elizabeth and Valentina Markusova, “Bibliometric Indicators and their Impact on Russian University Rankings,” COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management 4 (1) June 2010.
- Aversa, Elizabeth and Jennifer Mathews, A White Paper to Inform the Evaluation of the Alabama Public Library Service LSTA Five-Year Plan, October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2007, and to Provide Background for Preparation of the Next Five-Year Plan (Montgomery, Alabama Public Library Service, January 2007).
- Diane L. Barlow and Elizabeth Aversa, “Library Professionals for the 21st Century Academy,” Advances in Librarianship 30, 327-365 (2006).
- Aversa, Elizabeth. “Deans, Directors, and Departmental Chairs in Library and Information Science Education: From Whence New Leadership?” in Staff Planning in a Time of Demographic Change edited by Vicki Whitmell, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press), 2005.
Dr. Aversa is currently working on the 6th edition of The Humanities: A Selective Guide to Information Sources with co-author Anna Perrault.
Beth S. Bennett
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Studies
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1981
Dr. Bennett studies the historical development of rhetorical theory and practice, from the classical period to the present, especially the medieval period, and the critical application of rhetorical principles to contemporary efforts in public communication. She also investigates rhetorical issues related to mediated public discourse, critical literacy, and electronic texts.
- Bennett, B. S., & O'Rourke, S. P. (2005). A prolegomenon to the future study of rhetoric and propaganda: Critical foundations. In G. S. Jowett & V. O'Donnell (Eds.), Readings in propaganda and persuasion: New and classic essays, pp. 51-71. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Bennett, B. S. (2005). Hermagoras of Temnos. In M. Ballif & M. G. Moran (Eds.), Classical rhetorics and rhetoricians: Critical studies and sources, pp. 187-93. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Bennett, B. S. (2004). The controversia of Anselm de Besate. Advances in the History of Rhetoric, 7, 1-15.
Bruce K. Berger
Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1999
Dr. Berger’s research focuses on the communications and public relations activities of business organizations in the larger socio-political system. His research studies have examined corporate influences on public policy, executive rhetoric and merger communications, the uses of new communication technologies by public relations practitioners, and the involvement of public relations professionals in organizational decision making. Previously, Dr. Berger was a public relations practitioner and executive for 20 years. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Public Relations Research.
- Berger, B. K., & Reber, B. H. (2006).Gaining influence in public relations: The role of resistance in practice. Mahwah, NJ Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Berger, B. K. (2006). Public relations and organizational power. In E. L. Toth Ed.,The future of excellence in PR and communication management, pp. 221-234. Mahwah, NJ Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Berger, B. K. (2005). Power over, power with and power to relations: Critical reflections on public relations, the dominant coalition and activism.Journal of Public Relations Research, 171, 5-28.
Kimberly L. Bissell
Associate Dean for Research; Director of Institute for Communication & Information Sciences and Southern Progress Corp. Professor of Journalism
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1999
Dr. Bissell’s research interests include mass communication processes and effects, especially in relation to the development of body image and eating disorders in adolescents and college women. Dr. Bissell conducts research in the area of visual communication, specifically focusing on media images and messages that lead female viewers to develop distorted body images, low self-esteem, and disordered eating. More recently she has looked at sports media and its relationship to appearance ideals.
- Bissell, K. Who’s got game? Exposure to entertainment and sports media and social physique anxiety in Division I female athletes. Journal of Sports Media.
- Bissell, K. (Forthcoming, 2009). Exploring the influence of mediated beauty: Competitive female athletes’ perceptions of ideal beauty in athletes and other women. In H. L. Hundley & A. C. Billings, (Eds.), Examining identity in sports media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Bissell, K. L. (2004). What do these messages really mean? Sports media exposure, sports participation, and body image distortion in women between 18 and 75. Journalism Mass Communication Quarterly, 81, 108-123.
Jason Edward Black
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2006
Dr. Black's teaching specialties include cultural/lcriticil/rhetorical theories, public address, cultural criticism, and subaltern voices. He conducts research primarily on the topics of American Indian rhetoric, African American discourse, and GLBT-Q discourses.
- Black, J. E. (2007). Remembrances of removal: Native resistance to allotment and the unmasking of paternal benevolence. Southern Communication Journal, 72, 1-18.
- Black, J. E. (2005). Symbolic suicide as mortification and transformation: The conciliatory yet resistant surrender of Maka-tai-mesh-ekia-kiak Black Hawk. Kenneth Burke Journal, 2, 1-19.
- Black, J. E. (2002). The mascotting of Native America: Construction, commodity, and assimilation. American Indian Quarterly, 26, 605-622.
Laurie J. Bonnici
Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Studies
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2001
- “Everything Old is New Again: The Evolution of Library and Information Science Education from LIS to iField.” L. Bonnici, M. Subramaniam, and K. Burnett. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. (2009) Vol. 50, No. 4. (Awarded ALISE Best Paper 2009).
- “National Accessibility Survey: Librarians Serving Patrons with Disabilities.” L. Bonnici, S. Maatta, and Muriel Wells. New Library World. Vol. 110, No. 11/12, November (Accepted June 18, 2009).
Matthew D. Bunker
Professor of Journalism
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1993
Dr. Bunker, who also holds a law degree, is a former head of the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals in mass communication. He primarily teaches media law and policy, and his research interests include First Amendment theory and doctrine, intellectual property law, and interdisciplinary legal approaches.
- Bunker, Matthew D. (2011). "You Cant's Handle the Truth (in Music): Does the Lanham Act Preept State 'Truth in Music' Laws?" Communication Law and Policy, 16:1-15.
- Bunker, Matthew D. (2010) "The Song Remains the Same: Transformative Purpose Analysis in Fair Use Law," Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87:170-183.
- Bunker, Matthew. D & Clay Calvert, (2010). "Contrasting Concurrences of Clarence Thomas: Deploying Originalism & Paternalism in Commercial and Student Speech Cases," George Sate university Law Review: 26:321-359.
Jeremy G. Butler
Professor of Telecommunication & Film
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1982
Jeremy Butler has taught television, film, and new media courses since 1977–at Northwestern University, the University of Alabama and the University of Arizona.
His latest book project, Television Style, was published by Routledge in 2010.
Butler has written the textbook, Television: Critical Methods and Applications, edited the anthology, Star Texts: Image and Performance in Film and Television, and published articles on ER, Roseanne, Miami Vice, Imitation of Life, soap opera, the sitcom, and other topics in journals such as Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video and Screen.
For some time now Butler has been active in online educational resources for film/TV studies. He created Screen-L and ScreenSite, two of the earliest Internet resources for film/TV teachers/students; and he served as the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ first information technology officer.
In addition to Butler’s duties as a film/TV professor, he also hosts a weekly radio program, All Things Acoustic, on Alabama Public Radio.
- Butler, Jeremy G. Television Style, NY: Routledge, 2010.
- Butler, Jeremy G. Television: Critical Methods and Applications, third edition. Mahweh, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007.
- Butler, Jeremy G., ed. Star Texts: Image and Performance in Film and Television. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991.
Associate Professor of Telecommunication & Film and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1999
Dr. Cantrell-Williams became chair of the TCF Department in 2011.
She started at The University of Alabama in 1991.She teaches classes in media writing and production management and has received both the Board of Visitors’ Excellence in Teaching Award and the Kappa Tau Alpha Commitment to Teaching Award. Her professional experience includes 6 years in management at a cable network and more than 25 years as a free-lance writer and producer with an emphasis on political campaigns. Her research areas include media marketing & promotion, and political communication, especially as it pertains to broadcasters.
Dr. Cantrell-Williams was the academic advisor for TCF majors for many years, but relinquished that responsibility when she became chair.
Dr. Cantrell-Williams was the 2009-2010 President of the Board of Directors for the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). She also sits on the Board of Directors for Community Kitchens of Birmingham, is an active Band Parent, and is immediate past-president of the Debate Parent’s Association at Vestavia Hills High School.
- Newton, G. D., Williams, G. C., Eastman, S. T., & Billings, A. C. (2009). The Athens exemplar: An olympic promotion effort pays off for ‘The Networks of NBC.’ The Journal of Promotion Management, 15, 137-149.
- Williams, G. C. (2008). Free air time. In L.L. Kaid and C. Holtz-Bacha (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political Communication (pp. 258-260). Los Angeles: Sage Press.
- Williams, G. C. (2008). Media buying in politics. In L.L. Kaid and C. Holtz-Bacha (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political Communication (p. 440). Los Angeles: Sage Press.
Caryl Ann Cooper
Associate Professor of Advertising & Public Relations and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1996
Dr. Cooper’s research interests include 20th century black press history and mass communication history. Her teaching responsibilities include introduction to mass communication, media planning, and media history.
- Cooper, C. (In press). The age of "glory and risk": The advertising industry finds its worth. In B. H. Winfield (Ed.), 1908: Journalism at its professional birth. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
- Cooper, C. (2007). The history of public relations. In W. D. Sloan (Ed.), Age of mass communication, 2nd ed. Northport, AL: Vision Press.
- Cooper, C. (2004). Ratings are not enough: Black-oriented radio stations' battle for advertising dollars. In J. D. Williams, W.-N. Lee, & C. P. Haugtvedt (Eds.), Diversity in advertising: Broadening the scope of research directions. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
George L. Daniels
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2002
Dr. Daniel's research focuses on diversity in media, convergence/new technologies, and scholastic media. He teaches Intro to journalism, cross-media reporting, and the teaching of journalism.
- Daniels, G. L., & Loggins, G. M. (2010). Data, Dopper or Depth of Knowledge? Product Differentiation in Local Television News Weather Coverage.Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18(1) 22-35.
- Daniels, G. L. (2008). A Centralcasting Postmortem and a News-Share Projection: Using Market Theory to Assess Alternative Local Television News Strategies. Electronic News,2(3), 10-15.
- Becker, L.B., Vlad, T., Daniels, G. L.,Martin, H. (2007). The Impact of Internal Labor Markets on Newspaper Industry Personnel Practices. International Journal of Media Management, 9(2), 59-69.
Janis L. Edwards
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
PhD., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993
Dr. Edwards' teaching and research interests focus on political communication, visual rhetoric/visual culture studies, rhetorical dimensions of contemporary media, gender, and their intersections. She has published or presented work on inventional strategies in editorial cartoons, the rhetoric of First Ladies, campaign films, Depression-era film and photography, and the feminist art movement, among other topics. In 1999 she became the first recipient of the Award for Excellence in Visual Communication Research offered by the National Communication Association’s Visual Communication Commission, and she is a past chair of the Political Communication Division of the Central States Communication Associations and the NCA Visual Communication Commission.
- Edwards, J. L. (2007). Drawing politics in pink and blue. PS, Political Science and Politics, 40, 249-253.
- Edwards, J. L. (2000). The First Lady/First Wife in editorial cartoons: Rhetorical visions through gendered lenses. Women’s Studies in Communication, 23, 367-391.
- Edwards, J. L. (1997). Political cartoons in the 1988 presidential campaign: Image, metaphor, and narrative. New York: Garland Press.
Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Studies
Graduate Certificate, Book Arts and Technologies Program, University of Iowa Center for the Book, 2000
A specialist in the teaching of book binding and book arts, Embree conducts research primarily in the areas of historic book materials and binding structures.
- 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the Guild of Book Workers Exhibition. Traveling exhibition, September 2006–November 2007.
- Embree, A., & Thompson, A. (2007). Physical properties of decorative Japanese book cloths. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 46.
- Thompson, A., & Embree, A. (2007). Colorfastness of decorative Japanese bookcloths. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 46.
Professor of Telecommunication & Film
Ph.D., Temple University, 1991
Dr. Evans' research focuses on computerized content analysis, new media, and science and health communication.
- Evans, W. (2002). Computer environments for content analysis: Reconceptualizing the roles of humans and computers. In O. V. Burton (Ed.), Computing in the Social Science and Humanities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
- Evans, W. (2001). Mapping mainstream and fringe medicine on the Internet. Science Communication, 22, 292-299.
- Evans, W. (2000). Teaching computers to watch television: Content-based image retrieval for content analysis. Social Science Computer Review, 18, 246-257.
William J. Gonzenbach
Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1992
Dr. Gonzenbach’s current research interests focus public opinion, agenda setting, and spiral of silence. He has published several articles on public opinion formation and is co-author of an introductory mass communication text. Dr. Gonzenbach also has served as associate and managing editor for the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
- Kinney, L., Nichols, C., and Gonzenbach, W. (2009). Introducing digital billboards: One city's experience. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the American Academy of Advertising, G. Nowak (ed), www.aaasite.org/Proceedings.html.
- Xu, Jie and Gonzenbach, William J. (2008)l Does a Perceptual Discrepancy Lead to Action? A Meta-analysis of the Behavioral Component of Third Person Effect. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 20:3, pp. 375-385.
- Shaia, J. S., & Gonzenbach, W. J. (2007). Communications with management in times of difficulty and crisis: Silence explained. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 1(3), 139-150.
Karla K. Gower
Professor, Department of Advertising & Public Relations and Director, Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
Dr. Gower’s research interests focus on the history of public relations and legal issues affecting the practice of public relations. She has contributed entries to History of the Mass Media in the United States and the Historical Dictionary of Women’s Press Organizations, and she is a former editor of American Journalism, a scholarly journal of media history.
- Gower, K. K. (2008). Legal and ethical restraints on public relations, 2nd ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
- Gower, K. K. (2007). Public relations and the press: The troubled embrace. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
- Gower, K. K. (2006). Public relations research at the crossroads. Journal of Public Relations Research, 18, 177-190.
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Journalism
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996
Dr. Greer's teaching specialties include media writing, research methods, media effects, contemporary issues, and introduction to journalism. She conducts research primarily on the topics of gender, online news, sports, and media effects.
- Greer, J., & Mensing, D. (2006). The evolution of online newspapers: A longitudinal context Analysis, 1997-2003. In Li, X. (Ed.). Internet newspapers: The making of a mainstream medium. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Greer, J. (2004). Advertising on traditional media sites: Can the traditional business model be translated to the Web? The Social Science Journal, 411, 107-113.
- Greer, J. (2003). Evaluating the credibility of online information: A test of source and advertising influence. Mass Communication & Society, 61, 11-28.
Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Ph.D.,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
Dr. Horsley’s research focuses on crisis and disaster communication, primarily in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her studies have included model-building research in government communication, qualitative field studies in emergency management communication, crisis communication in the coal mining industry, and ethics in disaster responses. At the doctoral level, she teaches a seminar in qualitative methods. Dr. Horsley was a public relations practitioner in Virginia for 10 years, primarily in state government and university settings. She has been a national disaster public affairs volunteer with the American Red Cross since 2007. She is an officer in the Public Relations Council of West Alabama and serves on the editorial board of Case Studies in Strategic Communication.
- Horsley, S. (2010). Crisis-adaptive public information: A model for reliability in chaos. In W.T. Coombs & S. Holladay (Eds.), Handbook of crisis communication. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 550-567.
- Horsley, J. S., Liu, B. F., & Levenshus, A. (2010). Comparisons of U.S. government communication practices: Expanding the government communication decision wheel. Communication Theory, 20, 265-295.
- Liu, B. F., Horsley, J. S., and Levenshus, A. (2010). Government and corporate communication practices: Do the differences matter? Journal of Applied Communication Research, 38(2), 189-213.
Professor and Director School of Library & Information Studies
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 1997
Dr. Julien’s research focuses on information literacy (the set of skills, attitudes and knowledge required to access information efficiently, effectively, and ethically), information behavior (how people think about, access, and use information), and information policy. Her research studies have included exploring instructional practices in libraries, analyzing how librarians experience the teaching role, and investigating how and why people seek information in their daily lives. She taught previously in Canada and in New Zealand. She is an editorial board member of Library & Information Science Research and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies.
- Julien, H., & Williamson, K. (2011). Discourse and practice in information literacy and information seeking: Gaps and opportunities. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 16(1), paper 458. [Available at: http://InformationR.net/ir/16-1/paper458.html]
- Julien, H., & Genuis, S.K. (2009). Emotional labour in librarians’ instructional work. Journal of Documentation, 65(6), 926-937.
- Julien, H., & Barker, S. (2009). How high school students evaluate scientific information: A basis for information literacy skills development. Library & Information Science Research 31, 12-17
Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2005
Dr. Khang’s research interest has covered political advertising, political consumerism, cross-cultural perspectives of international advertising and communication technologies. His current and future research will be focused more on interdisciplinary and international topics related to adverting and new media.
- Khang, H., Woo, H., & Kim, J. (in Press) Self as an Antecedent of Mobile Phone Addiction. International Journal of Mobile Communication.
- Kim, Y., Jeong, I., Khang, H., (in Press) Beyond encoding and decoding in mass media texts, recoding in the blogging discourse: A case of the sinking of Navy corvette Cheonan in Korea. Media International Australia.
- Khang, H. (2008). A cross-cultural perspective on videostyles of presidential debates in the US and Korea. Asian Journal of Communication, 18(1), 47-63.
Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2006
Dr. Ki’s research interests focus on 1) Developing measurement scales 2) Testing models linking crisis, relationship, attitudes, and behaviors, 3) Examining new technologies in public relations, and 4) Evaluating ethics in the public relations field. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Public Relations Research.
- Le, Y., & Ki, E.-J. (in press). The status of online public relations research: An analysis of published articles in 1992-2009, Journal of Public Relations Research.
- Ki, E.-J., & Kim, S.-Y. (2010). The ethics codes of public relations firms: The United States and South Korea, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87, 2, 363-377.
- Ki, E.-J., & Hon, L. C. (2009). A measure of relationship cultivation strategies, Journal of Public Relations Research, 21, 1-24.
Associate Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
Ph.D., Mass Communication, Florida State University, 1995
Dr. Kinney pursues an extensive program of advertising strategy research, especially sports event sponsorship. Dr. Kinney's research has appeared in Journal of Sport Marketing, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Promotion Management,International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, as well as number of book chapters and numerous conference proceedings. Dr. Kinney has addressed many national and international advertising and marketing organizations, including the American Academy of Advertising, the American Marketing Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Communication Association, North American Society for Sports Marketing and Management, the International Country Music Conference and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Dr. Kinney is also on in-demand speaker on the professional circuit, addressing professional groups on research techniques, data analysis and sponsorship strategies, along with other advertising and marketing topics.
- O’Rourke, P. & Kinney, L. (2011). NASCAR-related Philanthropy and the Distilled Spirits Sponsor Category. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 10(1/2), 35 – 45.
- Kinney, L. & Cheong, Y. (2011). Investigating the relationship between sports event advertising, brand recall and brand sales: A data envelopment analysis. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Advertising, S. M. Edwards (Ed.), 141.April 7-10, Mesa, AZ.
- Kinney, L. (2010). An IMC strategy for introducing game-day jersey sponsorship to American sports leagues. International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (2)2, 44-53.
- Kinney, L. (2011). Audience measurement (including ratings, share, cume), Cooperative advertising, Cost per thousand (CPM), Coupons, Frequency, Gross rating points(GRPs), Reach, Pre-sponsorship activities. In L. E. Swayne & J. G. Golson (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Telecommunication & Film
Ph.D., Mass Media, Michigan State University, 2008
Doohwang Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication and Film at the University of Alabama. His primary research interests lies in the areas of uses and effects of interactive media, including video game usage, online brand community engagement behavior in social networking sites, mobile phone SMS alert service adoption, online protection behavior, information disclosure in human-computer interaction, etc. He is also the recipient of 2009 Research Grants Committee (RGC) Research Funds Awards and has investigated the impact of TV program-induced mood on persuasion.
At the University of Alabama, he teaches Telecommunication Policy and Law and Mass Media Research Methods. He is a member of the International Communication Association and the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
- Lee, Doohwang & LaRose R. (In Press). The Impact of Personalized Social Cues of Immediacy on Consumers' Information Disclosure: A Social Cognitive Approach. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (Social Science Citation Index: SSCI)
- Lee, Doohwang, Kim, Hl, & Kim, J. (2011) The Impact of Online Brand Community Type on Consumer's Community Engagement: Consumer-Created vs. Marketer-Created Online Brand Community in Online Social Networking Websites. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(2), 58-64. (SSCI)
- Lee, Doohwang, LaRose, R., & Rifon, N. (2008). Keeping Our Network Safe: A Model of Online Proestion Behavior. Behavior & Information Technology, 27(5), 442-454. (SSCI)
Margot Opdycke Lamme
Associate Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2002
Dr. Lamme’s teaching specialties include PR writing, management, campaigns, and trends in advertising and public relations. Her historical research centers primarily on the role of women, religion, and social reform on the development of the public relations field.
- Lamme, M. O. (2007). Alcoholic dogs and glory for all: The Anti-Saloon League and public relations, 1913. Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 21.
- Lamme, M. O. (2007). Outside the prickly nest: Revisiting Doris Fleischman. American Journalism, 24 (3), 85-107.
- Lamme, M. O. (2003). The public sentiment building society. Journalism History, 29, 123-132.
Associate Professor of Journalism, Coordinator of Journalism MA program
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000
Dr. Lowrey's primary research and teaching specialties are media sociology, the impact of new media forms, and news and community.
- Lowrey, W., Brozana, A., & Mackay, J. (2008). Toward a measure of community journalism. Mass Communication and Society, 104, in press.
- Lowrey, W. (2006). Mapping the journalism-blogging relationship. Journalism 74, 477-500.
- Lowrey, W. (2005). Commitment to newspaper-TV partnering: A test of the impact of institutional isomorphism. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 82, 495-514.
Steven L. MacCall
Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies
MacCall’s primary interest is digital libraries research in medical and health areas, where he studies the information needs of clinicians and rural heath care providers, and in public libraries, where he examines how the Internet meets the information needs of communities. He also researches problems associated with the relevance-based measurement of Internet information retrieval.
- Hogan-Smith, C., MacCall, S. L., & Vucovich, L. A. (2007). MedlinePlus “Go Local” and consumer health collection development. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 112, 43-59.
- MacCall, S. L. (2006). Clinical Digital Libraries Project design approach and exploratory assessment of timely use in clinical environments. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94, 190-197.
- MacCall, S. L. (2006). Online medical books, their availability and an assessment of how health sciences libraries provide access on their public Websites. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94, 75-80.
Professor of Library and Information Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1976
Professor Miller teaches letterpress printing and hand papermaking in the graduate-level M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program, one of only three such programs in the United States. Creatively, he specializes in limited edition handmade books of contemporary literature and art.
- SKIN, poems by Dan Kaplan with illustrations by Julio Cesar Peralta. Red Hydra Press, 2007.
- ...OR THE OPPOSITE, poems by Mary Wehner with illustrations by Jane Marshall. Red Hydra Press, 2007.
- TRADITION/INNOVATION, American Masterpieces of Southern Crafts Traditional Art. Juried traveling exhibition from the National Endowment for the Arts, 2007-2008.
Carol B. Mills
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001
Purdue University, 2001
Dr. Mills works in the area of interpersonal, family, and health communication. Her research centers on communication and social skill, with much of her research focusing on teasing and bullying in a variety of contexts ranging from children in the school yard, to couples in long-term relationships. Dr. Mills uses her expertise in communication skill to investigate a wide array of communication behaviors from persuasion to social support, and these interests converge in her work in health communication, particularly in the areas of disability. Dr. Mills is on the editorial boards of the Southern Communication Journal, Qualitative Research Reports, and Women's Studies in Communication.
- Mills, C.B. (2010). Resisting Disability Epithets in the Workplace. In J. Keyton and P. Shockley (Eds). Case Studies for Organizational Communication (pp. 253-357). Oxford University Press
- .Mills, C.B. & Carwile, A.M. (2009). The good, the bad, and the borderline: Separating teasing from bullying. Communication Education, 58, 276-301.
- Mills, C.B. & Poston, M. (2009). Disability as form of diversity: Lessons from Murderball. Communication Teacher, 23, 87-92
- Blanquicett, C., Amsbary, J. H., Mills, C., & Powell, L. (2008). Examining the Perceptions on Doctor-Patient Communication. Human Communication, 10, 421-436.
Jamie C. Nadioo
Assistant & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor, School of Library & Information Studies
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2006
Dr. Nadioo’s research interests focus on the representation of minority populations in print and non-print media for children and young adults. He is particularly interested in the use of youth media to promote cultural literacy (the understanding of diverse cultures) and to assist in the self-identification processes of marginalized children and youth adults. He has previously taught at the University of South Carolina and served on numerous prestigious children’s book award committees. Naidoo directs the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference and actively participates in LIS organizations related to serving Latinos, LGBTQ families, and youth populations.
- Naidoo, J. C. (2012). Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Naidoo, J. C. (Ed.). (2010). Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
- Naidoo, J. C. (2009). Using traditional and multimodal texts to promote multicultural literacy and intercultural connections. In S. Peterson, D. Booth, and C. Jupiter (Eds.), Books, Media, & the Internet: Children’s Literature in Today’s Classrooms (pp. 109-119). Toronto, Canada: Portage & Main Press.
- Tashjian, J. and J. C. Naidoo. (2007). Licensing and merchandising in children’s television and media. In J. A. Bryant (Ed.), The Children’s Television Community (pp. 165-187). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.
Associate Professor and Associate Provost in Academic Affairs
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1999
Dr. Nelson's research interests include instructional communication, leadership, interpersonal competence, and diversity.
- Multicultural Lessons in the Basic Course: A Study of Reaching In to Reach Out. National Communication Association (NCA); Miami, FL November, 2003 (f.a.: Anna Stokes).
- Reaching Out, Reaching In: Communication Consulting as Situated Within and Outside the University Context. National Communication Association (NCA); Miami, FL November, 2003.
- Addressing Issues of Diversity in the Basic Course: Multiple Paradigms, Multiple Methods. National Communication Association (NCA); Seattle, WA November, 2000.
Professor of Advertising & Public Relations and Coordinator, APR MA Program
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1982
Dr. Pasadeos teaches advertising/marketing communications, research methods, and media performance. His research interests, represented in more than 50 journal publications and more than 50 conference presentations, include the information content of advertising, cross-national communication, media performance, and bibliometrics.
- Pasadeos, Y., J. Phelps, J., & Edison, A. (2008). Searching for our ‘own theory’ in advertising: An update of research networks. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(4), 785-806.
- Pasadeos, Y. (Ed.). (2007). International Dimensions of Mass Media Research. Athens, Greece: ATINER.
- Kim, K.S., & Pasadeos, Y. (2007). How partisans read the news: Hostile media and credibility perceptions. Newspaper Research Journal, 28(2), 99-106.
Joseph E. Phelps
Chair & Professor, Advertising & Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1990
Professor Joseph E. Phelps is Chairman of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his B.A. from Saint Norbert College.
Dr. Phelps’ research has been published in a wide variety of marketing and advertising journals and a few medical journals. He is a member of the editorial review boards of nine scholarly journals. He has served as Head of the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and as President of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA). He currently serves on the Finance Committees of both the AEJMC and the AAA.
- Zheng, Lu and Joseph E. Phelps, “Working Toward an Understanding of Persuasion via Engaging Narrative Advertising: Refining the Transportation-Imagery Model,” forthcoming in S. Rodgers and E. Thorson (Eds.), Advertising Theory, Routledge Publishers.
- Peltier, James W., George R. Milne, Joseph E. Phelps, and Jennifer Barrett (2010) “Teaching Information Privacy in Marketing Courses: Key Educational Issues,” Journal of Marketing Education, 32 (2), 224-246.
- D’Souza, Giles and Joseph E. Phelps (2009), “The Privacy Paradox: The Case of Secondary Disclosure,” Review of Marketing Science, 7 (4), available at http://www.bepress.com/romsjournal/vol7/iss1/art4
Dean of the College of Communication & Information Science and Professor of Telecommunication & Film
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1979
Dr. Singleton’s teaching and research interests include electronic media history, law and policy, the impact of new telecommunication technologies on traditional media, and the philosophy of technology.
- Rockwell, S. C., & Singleton, L. (2007). The effect of the modality of presentation of streaming multimedia on information acquisition. Media Psychology, 9, 179-191.
- Singleton, L., & Rockwell, S. (2003). Silent voices: Analyzing FCC ‘Media Voices’ criteria limiting local radio-television cross-ownership. Communication Law & Policy, 8, 385-403.
- Schement, J. R. (Ed.). (2001). Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, New York: Macmillan. Dr. Singleton served on the Editorial Board and as Associate Editor for Mass Communication.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2007
Dr. Lu Tang conducts research on organizational communication with a special emphasis on how globalization affects different aspects of communication issues within and across organizations, such as knowledge management, corporate social responsibility, and organizational rhetoric.
Her secondary research interest is health communication. More recently, she is studying how Internet users process health information online.
- Tang, L. (In press). Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China: A Content Analysis of Newspapers. Asian Journal of Communication. doi:10.1080/01292986.2012.662515
- Tang, L. & Li, H. (2010). Chinese Corporate Diplomacy: Huawei’s CSR Discourse in Africa. J. Wang (Ed.) Softpower in China: Public Diplomacy through Communication (pp. 95-115). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Peng, W. & Tang, L. (2010). Health Content in Chinese Newspapers: A Theoretically-Based Content Analysis. Journal of Health Communication, 15 (7), 695-711. Doi: 10.1080/10810730.2010.514028
- Tang, L., & Li, H. (2009). Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of Globalization: An Analysis of CSR Self-presentation of Chinese and global corporations in China. Public Relations Review, 35, 199-212. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2009.05.016
Pam Doyle Tran
Associate Professor of Telecommunication & Film
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990
Pam Tran directs the broadcast news sequence, their competition team, and their internship program. Tran's creative production pieces air on Alabama Public Radio and at national media festivals. She has been with the University since 1991.
- “A Big Storm hits the small Markets,” accepted for publication in Communicator Magazine, November, 2004.
- “Three Rough Wagon Trails: A Study of Creative Production Tenure Tracks in Tenure Policy Manuals of BEA Member Institutions,” accepted for publication in Feedback (published by the Broadcast Education Association, 1999)
- “NAEB Tape Network—Program Exchange for Educational Broadcasters,” Encyclopedia of Radio, currently being edited by Dr. Christopher H. Sterling for Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
EBSCO Endowed Chair of Library Sciences, School of Library & Information Studies
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985
Dr. Wallace’s research focuses on informetric studies of scholarly productivity, the nature of research and evaluation in library and information studies, and education for library and information studies. He has more than thirty years of experience as a library and information studies educator. Dr. Wallace is Statistical Data Coordinator for the Association for Library and Information Science Education and editor of the annual Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report. He also serves on the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.
- Wallace, D.P., Van Fleet, C., and Downs, L.J. (2011). The research core of the knowledge management literature. International Journal of Information Management, 31, 14-20.
- Wallace, D.P., & Naidoo, J. (2010). Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report 2010. Chicago: Association for Library and Information Science Education.
- Wallace, D. P., Van Fleet, C., and Downs, L.J. (2010). The use of research methodologies in the knowledge management literature. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science, 47.
Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Studies
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2003
Dr. Weddle specializes in the teaching of public libraries, collection development, reference, and the American literary small press. He conducts research primarily in the areas of small press history and little magazines.
- Weddle, J. (2007). Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press. Oxford: University Press of Mississippi.
- Ewing, W. (director). (2007). The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press [Motion picture]. Wayne Ewing Films. (Based on Weddle's book Bohemian New Orleans).
- Weddle, J. (2005). The Loujon Press, Henry Miller and Charles Bukowski. Publishing History.
Shuhua ZhouProfessor of Telecommunication & Film and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
Dr. Zhou’s primary research area is human cognition of mediated messages. He engages in three areas of investigation involving the representation, utilization, and manipulation of information; the basic processes of cognition, including perception, attention and memory; and individual and situational differences in cognition. Because of his professional background in television news and his interest in experimental studies, he typically chooses television news and commercials as his study messages. He has published numerous articles in communication journals including: Media Psychology, Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Advertising and Mass Communication & Society. He has also published two co-edited volumes, Research methods in communication and Continuity and change: Perspectives on journalism and mass communication education.
- Hendriks Vettehen, P. G. J., Zhou, S., D’haenens, L., Kleemans, M., & Lin, T. C. (in press). Competitive pressure and arousing television news: A cross-cultural study. Asian Journal of Communication.
- Zhou, S. & Sloan, D. (Eds.) (2011). Research methods in communication (2nd ed). Northport, AL: Vision Press.
- Zhou, S., Xu, J., Ye, Y. & Zhou, P. (2010). Effects of culture-congruent visuals on affect, perception, and purchase intention: A comparison of US and Chinese viewers. In M. Hinner (Ed.) The Interface of Business and Culture (pp. 429-445). Berlin, Germany: Peter Lang.