Faculty and Staff

Administrative Faculty and Staff


Mary Jean Land, Chair, Department of Communication and Professor
Ph.D., Advertising, University of Georgia

Research: Audience analysis, Media use in the home, Children’s use of the media
Teaching: Mass Communication Theory and Research and Advertising courses


219 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8260
maryjean.land@gcsu.edu



Tommie Benton, Administrative Assistant


219 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8260
tommie.benton@gcsu.edu



Barbara Fleming, Administrative Assistant


221 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8717
barbara.fleming@gcsu.edu



Christine Amezquita, Academic Advisor
Teaching: First-Year Academic Seminar 


CBX 115
2nd Floor, Lanier Hall
478-445-2309
christine.amezquita@gcsu.edu




Evelina Galova, Media Lab Coordinator,
​Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Georgia College

Advisor to WGUR 95.3 FM


Arts & Sciences 347
CBX 32
478-445-8684
evelina.galova-iossifov@gcsu.edu



Mass Communication Faculty



Angela Criscoe, Assistant Professor
MFA, Film & Television, Savannah College of Art & Design

Advisor to Bobcat Media Productions

Research: New technologies and innovative film and television production processes in storytelling for the purposes of informing, persuading, and entertaining audiences across multiple platforms.
Teaching: Multimedia Storytelling, Documentary Filmmaking, Digital Media Production, Electronic Editing, Senior Career Development, Internships



212 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8255
angela.criscoe@gcsu.edu



Kristin English, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mass Communication Research, University of Georgia

Advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and SpectrumPR (student-run public relations agency)

Research: Political Campaign Communication, Social & Digital Media, Community Engagement
Teaching: Crisis Communication, PR: Propaganda, Strategic Campaigns Capstone, Web for Mass Communication


213 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8256
kristin.english@gcsu.edu



Jack Karlis, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of South Carolina

Research: Social Media, Strategic Communication, Mass Communication and Society
Teaching: Media Literacy, Strategic Campaign Planning, Strategic Campaign Communication, Theory and Research 


201 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8259
john.karlis@gcsu.edu



W. Pate McMichael, Senior Lecturer
M.A. in Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism

Advisor to The Colonnade

Research: Narrative Journalism, Investigative Journalism, Media Law
Teaching: Media Law and Ethics, Professional Media Writing, Publication Editing, Feature Writing, Narrative Journalism and Investigative Journalism


222 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8257
pate.mcmichael@gcsu.edu



Amanda Respess, Senior Lecturer
M.A., Integrated Marketing Campaigns, Emerson College


228 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
(478) 445-8258
amanda.respess@gcsu.edu



James Schiffman, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Advisor to GC360 and SPJ, the Society of Professional Journalists

Research: Broadcasting and Reacting to the Past
Teaching: Enterprise Journalism, Introduction to Business Journalism, Shooting for News, TV Newscast, History of Broadcasting, Comparative International Media, Media Literacy
 


202 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-5991
james.schiffman@gcsu.edu



Christina Smith, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mass Communication, The University of Iowa

Research: Community Journalism, Sociology of News, Identity and Qualitative Research Methods
Teaching: Race, Class, Gender in Media, Investigative Journalism, Community Journalism, Advocacy Journalism, Feature Writing, Sports Reporting, Professional Media Writing, Media Literacy, Enterprise Journalism, Media Management, GC1Y Critical Thinking: We the People, Interviewing & Listening


217 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8267
christina.smith1@gcsu.edu



Chad Whittle, Lecturer
M.A. in Communication, Valdosta State University

Research: Live streaming of linear television sports networks, native advertising on traditional television, gratifications of online music streaming by millennials, cable news channels and why these networks should consider offering more live streaming options aimed toward millennials, history of Ted Turner’s Superstation WTBS Atlanta, content analysis of Tweets during NBA Finals elimination game.
Teaching: Media Literacy and Professional Media Writing


204 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-8265
Benjamin.Whittle@gcsu.edu



Anan “Anna” Wan, Assistant Professor
M.S. in Journalism, West Virginia University

Research: Advertising, Media Technology, Social Media, Branding, Visual Communications
Teaching: Intro to Advertising and Strategic Communication, Account Planning, Media Planning, Digital media and Advertising, Research methods


203 Beeson Hall
CBX 32
478-445-6929
anan.wan@gcsu.edu


 

 

Rhetoric Faculty



Amy Burt, Associate Professor
Ph.D, Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Amy Burt earned her Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Speech Communication.  Her research interests involve the intersections of community-based performance, narrative, faith, and identity, and her writings can be found in Text and Performance Quarterly, Liminalities, and "A Trump-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Agnosticism and the Search for Community" will appear in the forthcoming book The Body Politic: Bodily Experience in a Post-Trump World. She was honored to be awarded the Southern States Communication Association Performance Studies Scholar of the Year in 2016.


3-20 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-3179
amy.burt@gcsu.edu



Scott Dillard, Professor
Ph.D, Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Scott Dillard received his B.A. in Speech Communication from Blackburn College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Dr. Dillard’s specialty is in performance studies. He has published articles in journals such as Text and Performance Quarterly and Storytelling, Self, and Society. He is the co-author with his colleague Dr. Janet Hoffmann of the textbook The Speaker’s Voice. Dr. Dillard is also a performer who has created a number of one person shows, acted in local theatre, and done voice over work.


3-24 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-3182
scott.dillard@gcsu.edu


 



Jan Hoffmann, Professor
Ph.D, Speech Communication, University of Washington

Dr. Jan Hoffmann earned her Ph.D. in Speech Communication at the University of Washington. She teaches public deliberation, fundamentals of public speaking, persuasion, interpersonal communication, and argument and debate.


3-18 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-5556
jan.hoffmann@gcsu.edu



Jamie Downing, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Nebraska

Dr. Jamie Downing teaches fundamentals of public speaking and small group communication.


3-10 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-5561
jamie.downing@gcsu.edu


Department of Communication
219 Beeson Hall  |  Campus Box 32
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-8260
Fax: 478-445-2364