Graduate Studies Faculty


Dr. Mia L. Anderson: Assistant Professor, B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Alabama. Research interests: advertising, public relations, and media history.


 Dr. James L. Aucoin:  Professor, B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; Ph.D., University of Missouri School of Journalism. Research interests: journalism, ethics and history. 


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. Reginald Moody: Associate Professor, B.A. and M.A., University of South Alabama; Ph.D., the University of Southern Mississippi. Research interests: mass media, advertising and public relations.


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. Jessica Shefield: Assistant Professor, B.A., University of South Alabama; M. A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Research interests: rhetoric, technology, social movements, and environmental communication.


 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.