James A. Hunt

James A. Hunt

Instructor, Management
Assistant Director, Professional Readiness Engagement Program

Research Interests

James A. Hunt is the Assistant Director of PREP and an Instructor in the Department of Management in the Mitchell College of Business teaching in the area of organizational communication. He has more than 20 years experience working with non-profit organizations. For 9 years he worked in the music industry responsible for copyright management, contracts, licensing, and royalty processing. He has been teaching at USA for 10 years. His areas of specialization include Business Communications, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, and a variety of first year experience courses.

Mr. Hunt has an undergraduate degree in organizational communication, a Master of Arts in Public and Corporate Communication, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.

His research interests include social media, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. He is interested in how emerging social technologies are shaping our personal and corporate environments. He is interested in how small to medium sized enterprises are using social media to connect with and develop relationships with their customers. He is interested in how social media are changing the organizational business model and how savvy individuals will parlay these skills into leadership acumen. And he looks for ways to help leaders create healthy organizations especially during organizational change.

James is active with student organizations on campus, and is involved in civic organizations in the community. He has conducted training seminars in advocacy through effective communication, leadership, motivation, and team building. He is a member of the Southern Management Association.


Education

  • Master of Business Administration
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

  • Master of Arts in Corporate & Public Communication
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
    University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Publications

Hunt, James A. and Melanie Summerlin, M.B.A., "Predicting Engagement: The influence of technical knowledge on a college student's
decision to scan a QR Code when used as part of an integrated marketing campaign." Poster presentation at the 19th annual USA Faculty
Development Council Spring Research Forum.

Hunt, James A. “Saving Face: The influence of technical knowledge on privacy setting behaviors within Facebook.” Paper presented at the
Convention of the Alabama Communication Association, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL. This paper won the Top Paper Award in the
faculty/professional division.


Courses

  • MGT305 Organizational Communication (W)
  • CA390 Health Communication
  • CA360 Communication and the Internet
  • CA275 Small Group Communication
  • CA211 Interpersonal Communication
  • CA200 Human Communication Theory
  • CA110 Public Speaking
  • AHP101 Allied Health Interprofessional Freshman Seminar
  • CAS100 College of Arts & Sciences First Year Experience Seminar