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Associate Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Florida
M.S., Journalism, Columbia University
B.S., Political Science, James Madison University
Phone: (904) 620-3867
Office: Building 14D, Room 2015
Before joining the academic world, I was a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. My research area for more than a decade has been how technology impacts political communication. My political communication research also contributes to the field of mixed-methods research designs. My newest book, Politics and the Twitter Revolution (Lexington Books, 2012), explores how Twitter is influencing governing and campaigning. In addition, I am the author of Meet the Candidate Videos (Praeger, 2003). I have published my research articles in Political Communication, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Telematics and Informatics, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Central European Journal of Communication, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and Florida Communication Journal.
Phone: (904) 620-3897
Office: Building 14D, Room 2039
Phone: (904) 620-3806
Office: Building 14D, Room 2037
Senior Broadcast Engineer Technician
Phone: (904) 620-3952
Office: Building 14D, Room 1001
Assistant Professor: Communication Studies
Phone: (904) 620-3804
Office: Building 14D, Room 2034
Associate Professor: Multimedia Journalism
Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Mass Communication, University of West Florida
B.A., Journalism, Eastern New Mexico University
Phone: (904) 620-3871
Location: Building 14D
Dr. Beasley is a former award-winning daily newspaper reporter who teaches primarily in the journalism track. Her research interests include the media's portrayal of women, journalism history, and media ethics. Her research has been published in the Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication and Society, Journal of Radio Studies, ASJMC's Insights, the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, and the Florida Communication Journal. She has authored several book chapters and was named Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the year at UNF in 2004.
Professor: Multimedia Journalism
Ph.D., Communication, University of Tennessee
M.A., English Literature, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., English, California State University, Long Beach
Phone: (904) 620-3873
Office: Building 14D, Room 2033
I teach mainly in the core (Mass Communication Research) and the Journalism track (Editing and Newspaper Design). My professional work involves non-fiction writing, working with newspapers on design projects, two websites, and two blogs.
Assistant Professor: Multimedia Production
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.T., Jacksonville University
B.S., Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University
Phone: (904) 620-2256
Office: Building 14D, Room 2013
I teach courses in electronic journalism. My research examines the nature of "news." My areas of experience and expertise include newscast producing, the history of television news, and the future of electronic journalism
M.A., Mass Communication, University of Florida 1992
B.S., Telecommunications, Ohio University
Phone: (904) 620-3821
Office: Building 14D, Room 2010
My teaching interests include broadcast journalism, sports broadcasting, media ethics, broadcast history and telecommunications regulation. My research interest is telecommunications regulation with an emphasis on the FCC's relationship with broadcasters, cable operators and satellite providers.
Assistant professor: Public Relations
Ph.D., Mass Communications, University of Florida
M.A., Communications, University of Minnesota
B.S., Communications, Seoul National University
Phone: (904) 620-3803
Office: Building 14D, Room 2038
Dr. Lee's research program focuses on the implications of new communication technologies as marketing communications tools such as public relations and advertising. He has written a number of research paper on the effectiveness of social media and search engines. In addition, He has conducted research on source effects and branding equity. Dr. Lee has been teaching Principles of Public Relations, Mass Communication Research, and Understanding Emerging Media.
Some of his teaching materials and up-to-date information on emerging media are available on his class blog, chunsiklee.com, the Facebook group, Understanding Emerging Media and the Facebook page, CS Interactive Media.
Associate Professor: Advertising
Ph.D., Advertising, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A, Marketing, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
B.B.A., Finance, University of Mississippi
Phone: (904) 620-3805
Office: Building 14D, Room 2019
My teaching philosophy is to provide enriching learning opportunities that motivate and challenge students to develop marketable skills, such as critical thinking and analysis, along with team building capabilities, in order to better prepare students to succeed in today's dynamic business environment. Critical analysis, problem solving and group decision-making capabilities are developed through application-oriented assignments and group projects designed to simulate real world industry environments.
My research agenda is focused on international marketing and advertising, marketing online, and interactivity in e-commerce. Specifically, my efforts have focused on marketing innovation and cultural intelligence in a multi-cultural context; gender portrayals and interactivity in Internet advertising; cross cultural marketing and advertising through analysis of Chinese, Korean and Spanish advertisements; and interactivity through exploration of e-commerce sites.
Associate Professor: Multimedia Production
Ph.D., Mass Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Communication, Georgia State University
B.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Phone: (904) 620-3860
Office: Building 14D, Room 2005
Dr. Nam's main research program delves into the relationship between the media, technology, and society from a critical and cultural studies perspective (namely, cultural political economy). Within that framework, his research has dealt with such diverse issues as media regulation and policy, political economics of media industries including Hollywood, international communication and globalization, and critical media literacy. His work has been published in American Communication Journal; Internet and Higher Education; and Media, Culture and Society. His research has been honored twice with a Top Three Student Paper award and a Top Three Faculty Paper award from ICA (International Communication Association) in 2002 and AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) in 2006.
Professor Nam wants his students to leave his classroom with a greater sense of democratic citizenship. He believes that "we do not learn by doing; we learn by thinking about what we are doing," as John Dewey once said. He wants his students to see our socio-political reality from critical perspectives. He has been teaching such courses as Mass Communications Research, Principles of Broadcasting, and Media Theories & Effects.
Prior coming to the U.S., he worked with GTV (a Korean equivalent of Oxygen or WE) for about four years as a producer/program director.
Assistant Professor: Strategic Communication
Phone: (904) 620-3935
Office: Building 14D, Room 2032
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
M.A., B.A., University of Massachusetts
Phone: (904) 620-3808
Office: Building 14D, Room 2035
At UNF my teaching has included Media Theories and Effects and supervision of MMC 4975, Senior project. Prior to joining UNF in 2007 I served 30 years at the University of Southern Mississippi where I was chair of Radio, Television, and Film from 1981-1996 and became the founding Director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism in 2001. From 2004-2007 I served as Chair of the Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia. My research interests are centered on the profound changes affecting media as a result of digital technology, deregulation, and globalization. I am especially interested in the convergence of the media, telecommunications, and information technology industries; the increasingly global scope of these industries; the impact of the Internet and other new media technologies; and the social, political, and economic implications of these phenomena.
Associate Professor: Public Relations
Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Florida
M.S., Communication, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S., Journalism, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Phone: (904) 620-3824
Office: Building 14D, Room 2011
Ph.D., Communication, University of Utah
M.A., Wichita State University
B.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa
Phone: (904) 620-3819
Office: Building 14D, Room 2017
My father was an Air Force pilot. As a result, I spent my early childhood moving nearly every two years. I traveled the nation and the world as we transferred from air bases in Florida, Japan, Massachusetts and Maryland, and finally, Honolulu. Eventually my father retired from the military. We settled on Oahu, where I attended Kalani High school and the University of Hawaii. In college I fell in love with journalism and worked for the school newspaper. After that I landed a series of journalism jobs working for newspapers and magazines in Hawaii and Kansas. At one point I worked for an alternative weekly magazine and then I started my own entertainment magazine. I worked as a journalist for nearly 12 years. Then I discovered a new love--teaching. I pursued this and became an assistant professor at Wichita State. I then left WSU to earn my Ph.D. at the University of Utah. I then worked as a teacher in Texas and Illinois. I feel privileged today to teach journalism. In my research I specialize in the study of journalism law and the history of letters to the editor, with a particular emphasis on the African-American and minority press. I am an avid surfer and tai-chi teacher as well as a blues guitar player.
Instructor: Graphic Design
M.F.A., Visual Communication, Indiana State University
B.F.A., Visual Communication, Indiana State University
Phone: (904) 620-3967
Office: Building 14D, Room 2004
Senior Instructor: Public Relations
M.S., Journalism, West Virginia University
B.S., Social Work, West Virginia University
Accredited Public Relations (APR) Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC)
Phone: (904) 620-3866
Office: Building 14D, Room 2009
I have more than 20 years experience in the public relations field. I began my career as the community relations director for the American Lung Association of Florida in Jacksonville. Over the course of my time with the Lung Association, I served as director of financial development and public relations and later advanced to state director of communications. In addition, I have served as president for both the Public Relations Society of America, North Florida chapter, and the Florida Public Relations Association, Jacksonville chapter. Currently, I serve as accreditation chairman for North Florida PRSA and as faculty advisor for the PRSA Student Chapter at UNF. Prior to joining the UNF faculty, I taught for eight years as an adjunct faculty member in communication at Jacksonville University.
Instructor: Multimedia Production
Phone: (904) 620-5757
Office: Building 14D, Room 2027
Instructor: Communication Studies
M.A., Speech Communication, Oklahoma State University
B.A., Journalism, Indiana University
B.S., Theology, The Way College of Biblical Research, Rome City, Indiana
Phone: (904) 620-3823
Office: Building 14D, Room 2042
Ms. Holland has taught public speaking classes for over 25 years at public colleges and universities in Indiana, Oklahoma, and Florida. She has taught Communication Studies classes at UNF since 2001. Her research interests include service learning, instructional design, and communicating leadership. Currently she is enrolled in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at UNF.
Instructor: Multimedia Journalism
Ph.D, Mass Communication, University of Florida
M.S., Anthropology, University of Florida
Post-Baccalaureate Study: Journalism, The Ohio State University
B.S., Botany, The Ohio State University
Phone: (904) 620-3865
Office: Building 14D, Room 2007
Dr. Horvath-Neimeyer is a veteran daily newspaper reporter and editor. Her interests include issues of diversity in news, international media and cross-cultural communication.
Instructor: Multimedia Journalism
M.A., English, University of North Florida
B.S., Communication, Arizona State University
Phone: (904) 620-3951
Office: Building 14D, Room 2021
M.A., Speech Communication, California State University, Northridge
B.S., Speech, University of Wisconsin--LaCrosse
Phone: (904) 620-3822
Office: Building 14D, Room 2022
Sam Mathies began his study of communication as an undergraduate student where he was on the speech and debate team. He qualified for national competitions and received many awards. He continued his education and has taught in the communication field and coached speech and debate for over 20 years. He enjoys teaching and getting to know his students. When he is not working, Sam enjoys running, gardening and playing keyboard in a band.
I teach courses in Public Speaking, Group and Team Effectiveness, Interpersonal Conflict, and Relational Communication.
Visiting Instructor: Communication Studies
M.A., Communication, Regis University, Denver, CO
B.A., Speech Communication, The Master's College, Newhall, CA
Phone: (904) 620-3810
Office: Building 14D, Room 2020
Traci Mathies has been teaching since 1991. She went into the teaching field because of the students. She has taught in higher education, worked in corporate training, and has been speech consultant to professionals. At UNF she teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Public Speaking for Professionals and Interpersonal Communication. Outside of the university setting, she is the mother to four children, she speaks at spiritual-life conferences, and she enjoys volunteering in the community.
M.A., Speech Communication, University of Northern Colorado
B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Northern Colorado
Phone: (904) 620-3572
Office: Building 14D, Room 2036
M.A., Speech Communication, Certificate in Women's Studies , Colorado State University
Moderator Certificate from the Center for Public Deliberation
Phone: (904) 620-3883
Office: Building 14D, Room 2018
I teach Public Speaking, Public Speaking for Professionals, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication & Popular Culture, Communication & Politics.
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