2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Bob Schieffer College of Communication Directory

Kristie Bunton, Dean

Daxton "Chip" Stewart, Associate Dean

Communication Studies

KRISTIN CARR, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Stonehill College), 2001; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2009; Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), 2012. Since 2012

AMBER N. FINN, Associate Professor. B.A. (Texas Woman's University), 1999; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2002; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 2007. Since 2005.

KATHERINE E. FORSYTHE, Instructor. B.A. (Texas Christian University), 2010; M.A. (Texas Christian University), 2013. Since 2014.

JOHNY GARNER, Associate Professor. B.A. (Abilene Christian University), 1999; M.A. (Ibid.), 2001; Ph.D. (Texas A & M University), 2006. Since 2010.

JORDAN HAMON, Instructor. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 2008; M.S. (Ibid.), 2010. Since 2015.

CHRIS HARPER, Instructor. B.A. (Arkansas State University), 1994; B.A. (Ibid.), 1994; M.A. (Ibid), 1996; Ed.S (Arkansas State University), 2011; Ed.D. (Ibid.) 2008. Since 2017.

AMORETTE N. HINDERACKER, Assistant Professor. B.A. (South Dakota State University), 1997; M.A. (North Dakota State University), 2009; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2012. Since 2012.

DEBI L. IBA, Instructor II. B.S. (Southwest Missouri State University), 1984; M.A. (Ibid.), 1987; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 2007. Since 2005.

PAUL E. KING, Professor. (Hardin-Simmons University), 1978; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1980; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 1985. Since 1980.

ANDREW LEDBETTER, Associate Professor. B.S. (Wheaton College), 2002; M.A. (University of Kansas), 2004; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2007. Since 2010.

CARRIE MOORE, Instructor. B.S. (West Texas A & M University), 2002; M.A. (Texas Tech University), 2004. Since 2011.

MICHAEL PUTNAM, Instructor. B.S. (Arizona State University), 1975; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1990; Since 2013.

ADAM RICHARDS, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Wake Forest University), 2006; M.A. (University of Montana), 2009; Ph.D. (University of Maryland), 2013. Since 2013.

CHRIS R. SAWYER, Professor. B.A. (Houston Baptist University), 1976; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1980; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 1992. Since 1999.

PAUL SCHRODT, Professor. B.A. (University of Texas, Arlington); 1997; M.A. (University of North Texas), 2000; Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), 2003. Since 2006.

MELISSA J. SCHROEDER, Associate Professor and Chair. B.A. (State University of New York), 1991; M.A. (Ibid.), 1993; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 1995.

PAUL L. WITT, Professor. B.M. (University of Houston), 1970; M.M. (Ibid.), 1993; M.A. (University of North Texas), 1997; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2000. Since 2004.

QINGHUA (CANDY) YANG, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Capital Normal University Beijing, China), 2009; M.A. (Ibid.), 2011; M.A. (Ibid.), 2012; Ph.D. (University of Miami), 2015. Since 2017.

JIE (JACKIE) ZHUANG,  Assistant Professor. B.A. (Fudan University, P.R. China), 2007; M.A. (Michigan State University.), 2009; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2014. Since 2017.

Film, Television, and Digital Media. 

RICHARD J. ALLEN, Professor. B.F.A. (New York University), 1981; M.F.A. (Indiana University), 1984. Since 1993.

DUSTIN HAHN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Harding University), 2009; M.A. (Texas Tech University), 2012; Ph.D. (Texas Tech University), 2014. Since 2016.

KYLO-PATRICK HART, Professor and Chair. A.B. (University of California), 1988; M.A. (University of Southern California), 1993; M.A. (Ibid.), 1993; M.A. (Wayne State University), 1999; M.A. (Dartmouth), 2009; Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 1999. Since 2010.

RONALD ANDREW HASKETT, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Film, Television, and Digital Media. B.S. (East Texas State), 1979; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1982. Since 1980.

TRICIA JENKINS, Associate Professor. B.A. (Ambassador University), 1997; M.A. (Western Michigan University), 2003; Ph.D. (Michigan State University), 2007. Since 2008.

CHARLES J. LAMENDOLA, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Film, Television, and Digital Media and Studio/Video Production Supervisor. B.S. (Arkansas State University), 1981; M.S. (Ibid.), 1988. Since 1994.

GREG MANSUR, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Film, Television, and Digital Media. B.A. (Rhode Island College), 1991; M.F.A. (Texas Christian University), 2004. Since 2001.

MICHAEL MARTIN, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Film, Television, and Digital Media. B.S. (Kansas State University), 1993; M.S. (University of Oklahoma), 2000; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2009. Since 2009.

JOAN M. MCGETTIGAN, Associate Professor. B.A. (Temple University), 1981; M.A. (Pennsylvania State University), 1985; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1994. Since 1997.

KIMBERLY OWCZARSKI, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Michigan), 1997; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin) 2001; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2008. Since 2010.

RUSSELL A. SCOTT, Instructor in Film, Television, and Digital Media and Director of KTCU. B.A. (Southwest Texas State University), 1982. Since 2006.

R. COLIN TAIT, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Toronto), 2005; M.A. (University of British Columbia) 2007; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 2013. Since 2013.

JOEL TIMMER, Associate Professor . B.S. (Miami), 1988; J.D. (University of California-Los Angeles), 1993; Ph.D. (Indiana University), 2002. Since 2002.

DAVID E. WHILLOCK, Professor. B.A. (Hendrix College), 1976; M.A. (University of Arkansas), 1979; Ph.D. (University of Missouri), 1986. Since 1991.

Department of Journalism

JEAN MARIE BROWN, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Journalism. B.S. (Northwestern University), 1986; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2013. Since 2013.

AARON CHIMBEL, Associate Professor of Professional Practice. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 2002; M.S. (Columbia University), 2003). Since 2009.

SHUGOFA DASTGEER, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan), 2009; M.A. (University of Oklahoma), 2013; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2017. Since 2017.

MELITA GARZA, Assistant Professor. A.B. (Harvard University), 1983; M.B.A. (University of Chicago), 2007; Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2012. Since 2012.

JAIME LOKE, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Indiana Univesity). 2002; M.A. (University of Texas) 2005; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2011. Since 2017.

UCHE ONYEBADI, Associate Professor and Department Chair. B.S. (University of Benin, Nigeria), 1981; M.S. (University of Lagos, Nigeria), 1983; M.A. (University of Missouri), 2005; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2008. Since 2016.

DAXTON STEWART, Associate Dean and Graduate Program Director. B.A. (Southern Methodist University), 1994; J.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 1998; M.A. (University of Missouri), 2004; LL.M. (Ibid.), 2007; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2009. Since 2008.

TOMMY G. THOMASON, Professor and Director of the Center for Community Journalism. B.A. (Ouachita Baptist University), 1970; M.A. (Texas A&M University, Commerce), 1972; Ed.D. (Ibid.), 1984. Since 1984.

JOHN R. TISDALE, Associate Professor. B.S. (Lamar University), 1983; M.A. (Ibid.), 1988; Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 1996. Since 2002.

Department of Strategic Communication

ANTONIO BANOS, Instructor. B.A. (Texas State University), 2008; M.Ed. (Southern Methodist University), 2012. Since 2017.

JOSH BENTLEY, Assistant Professor, B.S. (John Brown University), 2002; M.S. (Oklahoma State University), 2010; Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), 2013. Since 2015.

LAURA BRIGHT, Associate Professor. B.S. (University of Texas at Austin), 2000; M.A. (Ibid.), 2004; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2008. Since 2010.

CATHERINE COLEMAN, Associate Professor. B.A. (University of the South, Sewanee), 1998; B.A. (Ibid.), 1998; Ph.D. (University of Illinois), 2009. Since 2009.

ASHLEY ENGLISH, Assistant Professor. B.S. (University of North Texas), 2006; M.S. (Ibid.), 2008; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2015. Since 2016.

AMISO GEORGE, Associate Professor. B.S. (Ohio University), 1986; M.A. (Ibid.), 1987; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1992. Since 2005.

JONG-HYUOK JUNG, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Korea University, Seoul, South Korea), 2001; M.A. (University of Florida), 2005; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 2009. Since 2012.

EUNSEON (PENNY) KWON, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Southern Illinois University), 2005; M.A. (Syracuse University), 2012; Ph.D. (University of Missouri), 2016. Since 2016.

JACQUELINE LAMBIASE, Professor and Director. B.A. (North Texas State University), 1984; M.A. (University of North Texas), 1992; Ph.D. (University of Texas, Arlington), 1997. Since 2009.

STEVE LEVERING, Instructor. B.S. (Samford University), 1990; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2006. Since 2002.

LIANG (LINDSAY) MA, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian, China), 2005; M.A. (New Mexico State University), 2011; Ph.D. (University of Maryland), 2016.  Since 2016.

WENDY MACIAS. Associate Professor. B.A. (University of Minnesota), 1992; M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1997; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2000. Since 2010.

RUSSELL MACK, Instructor. B.A. (American University), 1990; .J.D. (George Washington Law School), 2006. Since 2017.

JULIE O'NEIL, Professor. B.B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 1992; B.J. (Ibid.), 1992; M.A. (St. Mary's University), 1997; Ph.D. (University of Utah), 2001. Since 2001.

MARGARET RITSCH, Instructor. B.A. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 1980; M.A. (Ibid.), 1987. Since 2012.

BROXON SEARS, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.F.A. (Kansas State University), 1977; M.F.A. (Texas A & M University-Commerce), 2012. Since 2008.