Faculty & Staff

Terrell Hall

Department of Communication

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Michael Dreher, Ph.D.

Michael Dreher, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor
202 Terrell Hall
478-445-8261
Education

Ph.D., Speech Communication, Louisiana State University

Biography

Dr. Michael Dreher (B.A., North Central College; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Louisiana State University) has taught courses in media, rhetoric, research methods, and public speaking. His research interests center on the role rhetoric plays in a variety of disciplines such as mathematics, religious and political discourse, and in disaster communication. His most recent publication was a chapter in the book Arguing with Numbers: Intersections of Rhetoric and Mathematics, published by Penn State University Press. 

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Barbara Fleming

Barbara Fleming

Administrative Assistant
201 Terrell Hall
478-445-8717
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Evelina Galova

Evelina Galova

Media Lab Coordinator, Advisor to WGUR 95.3 FM
409 Terrell Hall
478-445-8684
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Georgia College

Amanda Williams

Advisor, Mass Communication Seniors

Janice Pillay

Advisor, Rhetoric and Mass Communication Freshmen

Christine Amezquita

Advisor, Mass Communication (A-G)

Vonya Miller

Advisor, Mass Communication(H-Z)

Mass Communication Faculty

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Bill Burke

Bill Burke

Lecturer, Advisor to The Colonnade and to Bobcat Multimedia Network
312 Terrell Hall
478-445-8257
Education

M.A., Journalism and Public Affairs, American University

Research

The new faces of journalism; how politics has remade journalism​

Teaching

Media Law & Ethics, Professional Media Writing ​

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Amanda Respess

Amanda Respess

Senior Lecturer
307 Terrell Hall
(478) 445-8258
Education

M.A., Integrated Marketing Campaigns, Emerson College

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James Schiffman

James Schiffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Advisor to GC360
316 Terrell Hall
478-445-5991
Education

Ph.D., Georgia State University

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

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Christina Smith

Christina Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Internship Coordinator
207 Terrell Hall
478-445-8267
Education

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

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Mikkel Christensen

Mikkel Christensen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Advisor to PRSSA
216 Terrell Hall
478-445-8259
Education

Ph.D., University of Missouri

Research

Crisis communication, news consumption and political knowledge, political communication.

Teaching

Mass Communication Theory and Research, Advanced Strategic Writing.

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Benjamin "Chad" Whittle

Benjamin "Chad" Whittle, Ph.D.

Lecturer
210 Terrell Hall
478-445-8265
Education

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Research

 Digital Media, Social Media, Radio/Podcasting, Streaming, Journalism

Teaching

Media Literacy, Professional Media Writing, Radio Operations, Media Management

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Nah Ray Han, Ph.D.

Nah Ray Han, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Terrell Hall, 215
478-445-6929
Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia

Biography

            Dr. Nah Ray Han received her A.B.J. (Advertising), M.A. in Mass Communication (Advertising), and Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. Becoming to academia, Dr. Han worked as a Senior Account Executive with six years of B2B and B2C clients experiences at the Advertising Agency in South Korea. Her research focuses on consumer psychology, consumer behavior, and the effective use of social media in branding.

 

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Angela Criscoe

Angela Criscoe, M.F.A.

Interim Executive Director, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
CBX 40
478-445-2759
Education

MFA, Film & Television, Savannah College of Art & Design
M.Ed Instructional Technology, Georgia College '06

Research

New technologies and innovative film and television production processes in storytelling for the purposes of informing, persuading, and entertaining audiences across multiple platforms. Specific work includes aesthetic approach of color theory in films; development and training of episodic programming for local chambers of commerce (Chamber TV); and healthcare communication.

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Michael Crews, MFA

Michael Crews, M.F.A.

Lecturer, Advisor to Bobcat Media Productions
Terrell Hall, 315
478-445-8256
Education

 University of Georgia, Narrative Media Writing, M.F.A.

Rhetoric Faculty

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Scott Dillard

Scott Dillard, Ph.D.

Professor, Rhetoric Coordinator
218 Terrell Hall
478-445-3182
Education

Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University
 

Biography

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.

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Jan Hoffmann

Jan Hoffmann, Ph.D.

Professor
205 Terrell Hall
478-445-5556
Education

Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Washington

Biography

Janet Hoffmann, (B.A. Florida State University, M.A. San Jose State University, Ph.D University of Washington) teaches Public Deliberation, Public Speaking, Public Achievement, Persuasion, Parliamentary Debate, Classical Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Instructional Communication. Selected as a Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow, serves as Coordinator of Georgia College’s American Democracy Project, hosts the campus Times Talk weekly current events discussion series, and is a National Issues Forum Institute Network Partner. Awards include the 2014 Georgia College Irene Rose Community Service Award, inaugural Georgia College ENGAGE Fellow, and the 2018 University Distinguished Service Award.

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Jamie Downing

Jamie Downing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Advisor to Lambda Pi Eta
204 Terrell Hall
478-445-5561
Education

Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Nebraska

Biography

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

Emeritus Faculty

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MJ Land, PhD

Mary Jean Land, PhD

Emeritus Faculty
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Ginger Carter-Miller, Ph.D.

Ginger Carter-Miller, PhD

Emeritus Faculty