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2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog




BRYANT, JENNINGS, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

MARK D. NELSON, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

CARYL A. COOPER, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Retention, and Placement.

BONNIE E. LABRESH, Director of Development.

MELANIE DANNER, M.Acc., Director of Financial Affairs.

JIM OAKLEY, Placement and Intern Director.



First date refers to original appointment to the University. Second date, if any, refers to date of appointment to title listed.

Advertising and Public Relations

BERGER, BRUCE K., B.A. (Central Michigan), M.A. (Western Michigan), Ph.D. (Kentucky). Professor and Chairperson, 1999, 2004.

CARTEE, KAREN JOHNSON, B.A. (William and Mary), M.S., Ph.D. (Tennessee). Professor, 1983, 1996.

CHENG, I-HUEI, B.A. (National Chouqchi University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia). Assistant Professor, 2005.

COOPER, CARYL A., B.S. (Boston University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Missouri–Columbia). Associate Professor, 1995, 2002.

DARIA, SUSAN E., B.A., M.A. (Alabama). Instructor, 2002.

DE GREGORIO, FEDERICO, B.A., (Hawaii Pacific University), M.A. (Michigan State), Ph.D. (Georgia). Assistant Professor, 2005.

DENNIS, WILLIAM ALAN, B.A., M.A. (Alabama). Instructor, 1988.

GONZENBACH, WILLIAM J., B.A. (Notre Dame), M.A., Ph.D. (North Carolina–Chapel Hill). Professor, 1991, 1998.

GOWER, KARLA K., B.A., L.L.B. (Western Ontario), M.M.C. (Arizona State), Ph.D. (North Carolina–Chapel Hill). Associate Professor, 1999, 2005.

KINNEY, LANCE, B.A. (Auburn), M.A. (Georgia), Ph.D. (Florida State). Associate Professor, 1998, 2004.

LAMME, MARGARET O., B.A. (Emory), M.A. (Georgia State), Ph.D. (Alabama). Assistant Professor, 2005.

LITTLE, MICHAEL, B.A., M.A. (Alabama). Instructor, 2000.

PASADEOS, YORGO, B.B.A. (Bosporus University, Turkey), M.A. (North Texas State), Ph.D. (Texas). Professor, 1982, 1995, 2002.

PHELPS, JOSEPH, B.A. (St. Norbert College), M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin–Madison). Professor, 1990, 2002.

SIMS, TRACY R., B.A., M.A. (Mississippi State). Instructor, 2004.

Communication Studies

AIRNE, DAVID J, B.A. (Winona State), M.A. (North Dakota State). Instructor, 2005.

BENNETT, BETH S., B.S., M.A. (Ball State), Ph.D. (Iowa). Associate Professor and Chairperson, 1981, 2005.

BLACK, JASON EDWARD , B.S. (Florida State), M.A. (Wake Forest), Instructor, 2005.

CLARK, E. CULPEPPER, B.A., M.A. (Emory), Ph.D. (North Carolina). Professor and Dean, 1971, 1996.

EDWARDS, JANIS L., B.A. (Denver), M.A. (California State–Sacramento), Ph.D. (Massachusetts). Associate Professor, 2003.

HARRIS, THOMAS E., B.A. (George Washington), M.A. (Maryland), Ph.D. (Temple). Professor, 1989, 1996.

HOUSTON, MARSHA, B.A. (Emory), M.A. (North Carolina), Ph.D. (Massachusetts). Professor, 1999.

MILLS, CAROL BISHOP, B.A. (U. of Miami), M.A. (Emerson), Ph.D. (Purdue), Assistant Professor, 2005.

NELSON, MARK D., B.S. (Alabama–Birmingham), M.A., Ph.D. (Alabama). Associate Professor and Associate Dean, 1991, 1996.

THOMPSON, FRANK M., JR., B.S., M.A., Ed.D. (Alabama). Associate Professor, 1980, 1991.


BISSELL, KIMBERLY, B.S. (Florida), M.A. (Bingamton), Ph.D. (Syracuse). Associate Professor, 2000, 2005.

BRAGG, RICK, Nieman Fellow (Harvard).

BUNKER, MATTHEW, B.S., M.S. (Kansas State), J.D. (Kansas), Ph.D. (Florida). Professor, 1993.

DANIELS, GEORGE, B.A. (Howard), M.A., Ph.D. (Georgia). Assistant Professor, 2002.

JONES, MARISA REEVES, B.A. (Auburn), M.A. (Auburn). Instructor and Advising Coordinator for Journalism, 2004.

KELLER, WILLIAM B., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Alabama). Senior Lecturer and Assistant to the Dean for Journalism Administration, 2004, 2005.

LOWREY, WILSON, B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Georgia). Assistant Professor, 2003.

MULLINS, EDWARD, B.A. (Alabama), M.A. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (North Carolina). Professor, 1977, 1983.

OAKLEY, JIM, B.A. (Alabama). Instructor and Placement and Intern Director, 1985.

PERRY, DAVID, B.S., M.A. (Florida), Ph.D. (Wisconsin–Madison). Associate Professor, 1983, 1989.

SLOAN, DAVID, B.A. (East Texas State), M.A., Ph.D. (Texas). Professor, 1983, 1990.

WADDLE, CHRIS, B.A. (Birmingham-Southern), M.A. (Columbia), Nieman Fellow (Harvard). Director, Knight Fellows in Community Journalism, and Senior Lecturer, 2005.

School of Library and Information Studies


EMBREE, ANNA, M.S. and Certificate (Iowa). Assistant Professor, 2003.

MILLER, STEVEN KENT, B.A. (Wisconsin-Madison). Associate Professor, 1988.


AVERSA, ELIZABETH, Ph.D. (Drexel). Professor and Director, 2003.

ATKINSON, JOAN L., Ph.D. (Alabama). Associate Professor, 1972, 1997.

COLEMAN, J. GORDON, JR., Ed.D. (Virginia). Associate Professor, 1984, 1989.

DALTON, MARGARET S., Ph.D. (California–Berkeley). Professor, 1983, 1987.

EMBREE, ANNA, MFCS (Iowa State). Assistant Professor, 2003.

MACCALL, STEVEN, Ph.D. (North Texas). Associate Professor, 1999, 2005.

MALINCONICO, S. MICHAEL, M.L.S. (Columbia). EBSCO Professor of Library Science, 1989.

MILLER, STEVE, B.A. (Wisconsin-Madison). Associate Professor, 1988.

OSBURN, CHARLES B., Ph.D. (Michigan). Professor, 1986.

PITSCHMANN, LOUIS A., Ph.D. (Chicago). Professor and Dean of the University of Alabama Libraries, 2001.

STEPHENS, ANNABEL K., D.L.S. (Columbia). Associate Professor, 1985, 1995.

TIDLINE, TONYIA J., Ph.D. (Illinois–Urbana-Champaign). Assistant Professor, 2003.

WEDDLE, JEFFREY, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee). Assistant Professor, 2004.

Telecommunication and Film

BRYANT, JENNINGS, A.B. (Davidson College), M.Div. (Louisville Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Indiana). Professor, Associate Dean, and Ronald Reagan Professor of Broadcasting, 1987, 2005.

BUTLER, JEREMY G., B.A. (Brown), M.A., Ph.D. (Northwestern). Professor, 1981, 2002.

CAMMERON, DWIGHT B., B.A. (Alabama–Birmingham), M.A. (Alabama). Lecturer, 1984.

COPELAND, GARY A., B.A., M.A. (California State–Fresno), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State). Professor, 1982, 1996.

DOYLE, PAMELA K., B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Tennessee). Associate Professor, 1991, 1999.

EVANS, WILLIAM, B.A. (Rutgers), M.A., Ph.D. (Temple). Professor, 2002.

GOODSELL, JOSEPH A., B.S., M.S. (Southern Mississippi). Instructor, 2004.

GREER, AARON D., B.A. (Washington), M.F.A. (Temple). Assistant Professor, 2002.

KIM, YONG-CHAN, B.A., M.A. (Yonsei), M.A. (SUNY–Albany), Ph.D. (Southern California). Assistant Professor, 2003.

SINGLETON, LOY A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Texas–Austin). Professor and Chairman, 1989.

WILLIAMS, GLENDA C., B.A., M.A. (Montevallo), Ph.D. (Alabama). Associate Professor, 1991, 2005.

ZHOU, SHUHUA, B.S. (Huanan), B.A. (Jinan), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana). Associate Professor, 1999, 2000, 2006.


BARBAN, ARNOLD M., B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. (Texas). Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Public Relations, 1987, 2000.

BARZE, KEITH E., B.A., M.A. Professor Emeritus of Telecommunication and Film, 1974, 1990.

BROWN, JAMES A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Telecommunication and Film, 1982, 1999.

BURTON, JOHN H., B.A., M.A. Assistant Professor Emeritus of Journalism, 1955, 1988.

DEAVER, FRANK, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Journalism, 1969, 1977, 1996.

ELEBASH, CAMILLE, B.A., M.A. Professor Emerita of Advertising and Public Relations, 1974, 1990.

HARTSOOK, RICHARD M., B.A., M.A. Associate Professor Emeritus of Telecommunication and Film, 1957, 1995.

KATZ, GEORGE, B.S., M.E. (Boston). Associate Professor, 1956, 1975.

MELSON, WILLIAM H., B.A., M.A.C., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Public Relations, 1976, 1992.

POWELL, ARLYN SINCLAIR, B.A., M.A. Associate Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Public Relations, 1965, 1980.

ROCHE, BRUCE, B.J., M.J., Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Public Relations, 1972, 1994.

ZILLMANN, DOLF. Diploma, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Telecommunication and Film, 1989, 2001.

Institute for Communication and Information Research

BRYANT, JENNINGS, A.B. (Davidson College), M.Div. (Louisville Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Indiana). Senior Research Scientist, 1987.

EVANS, WILLIAM, B.A. (Rutgers), M.A., Ph.D. (Temple). Director, 2002.

TIDLINE, TONYIA J., B.A., M.A. (Ohio State), M.L.S., (Kent State), Ph.D. (Illinois). Research Fellow, 2003.

Center for Public Television and Radio

BROCK, ELIZABETH, B.A. (Maine), M.B.A. (Washington). Director, 2004.


BAUGHN, DAVID, Director of Engineering and Technical Services, 1980, 1989.

CAMMERON, DWIGHT D., B.A. (Alabama–Birmingham), M.A. (Alabama). Director of Programming, 1984, 2003.

DEAL, BRUCE, Manager–Area Computing, 1998.

EIFLER, AMY, B.A. (Alabama). Assistant Director–Media Solutions, 1999.

HOLLOWAY, TAMMY, B.A. (Stillman College). Budget Coordinator, 2001, 2002.

LETCHER, JOHN M., B.A., M.A. (Alabama). Production Manager, 1974, 1979.


CAIN, BUTLER, B.A., M.A. (Alabama). News Director, 1998.

DUFF, DAVID, B.A. (Ambassador College), M.A. (Alabama). Music Director, 1996.