Graduate Studies Faculty

Dr. Lorraine Ahearn: Assistant Professor, BA and MLA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill. Research interests: media history and self-representation by marginalized communities.


Dr. Jung Hwa Choi: Associate Professor, B.A. and M.A. Michigan State University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin. Research interests: Advertising/Consumer Psychology, Consumer Brand Relationship, Digital Marketing & Communication.


Dr. Delwar Hossain: Assistant Professor, B.A. and M.A. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, M.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Research interests: social media, new media, diaspora, international communication, political communication, journalism studies, and media ethics


Dr. Patrica Mark: Associate Professor, B.A. and M.B.A., University of South Alabama; Diplome D’etudes Superieures Commercials, Administrative et Financieres, Pau, France; Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi. Research interests: advertising, public relations and integrated marketing communication.


Dr. Steve Rockwell: Associate Professor, B.A., University of South Alabama; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Alabama. Research interests: new technology and broadcasting.


Dr. April DuPree Taylor: Associate Professor, B.A. and M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of South Alabama. Research interests: communication apprehension and public speaking anxiety.


Dr. Richard Ward: Associate Professor, B.A., University of Southern California; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin. Research interests: television and film history.