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Dr. John H. Parmelee

Professor and Director

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 2035


Before joining the academic world, Parmelee was a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. His research area for two decades has been how technology impacts political communication. His political communication research also contributes to the field of mixed-methods research designs. He is the author of Politics and the Twitter Revolution (Lexington Books, 2012), which explores how Twitter is influencing governing and campaigning, and Meet the Candidate Videos (Praeger, 2003). He has published his research articles in Political Communication, New Media & Society, Journalism Studies, Social Media + Society, Newspaper Research Journal, Electronic News, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Telematics and Informatics, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Journal of Media Practice, Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Central European Journal of Communication, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and Florida Communication Journal.