Faculty & Staff

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Department of Communication

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Kristin English

Kristin English

Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and SpectrumPR (student-run public relations agency)
202 Terrell Hall
478-445-8261
Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication Research, University of Georgia

Research

Political Campaign Communication, Social & Digital Media, Community Engagement

Teaching

Crisis Communication, PR: Propaganda, Strategic Campaigns Capstone, Web for Mass Communication

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Barbara Fleming

Barbara Fleming

Administrative Assistant
201 Terrell Hall
478-445-8717

Amanda Williams

Academic Advisor I
478-445-8254
Area of Focus

Mass Communications, Pre-Education, and Rhetoric

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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

Mass Communication Faculty

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Bill Burke

Bill Burke

Lecturer, Advisor to The Colonnade
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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Angela Criscoe,

Angela Criscoe,

Assistant Professor, Advisor to Bobcat Studios
411 Terrell Hall
478-445-8255
Education

MFA, Film & Television, Savannah College of Art & Design

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

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Kristin English

Kristin English

Interim Chair, Associate Professor, Advisor to Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and SpectrumPR (student-run public relations agency)
202 Terrell Hall
478-445-8261
Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication Research, University of Georgia

Research

Political Campaign Communication, Social & Digital Media, Community Engagement

Teaching

Crisis Communication, PR: Propaganda, Strategic Campaigns Capstone, Web for Mass Communication

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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

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

Assistant Professor
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

Assistant Professor
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

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

Rhetoric Faculty

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Scott Dillard

Scott Dillard

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

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

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.

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Meridith Styer

Meridith Styer

Assistant Professor
209 Terrell Hall
478-445-8510
Education

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Political Culture, University of Maryland 

Biography

Dr. Meridith Styer teaches courses in rhetorical theory and methods, public address, feminist rhetoric, and argumentation. Her research uses critical feminist rhetorical theory and archival scholarship to study how people in oppressive or marginalizing contexts create a voice for themselves. She has published articles in journals such as Women's Studies in Communication and Rhetoric Review.