Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, and Senior Seminar
Dr. Collard devotes a great deal of time consulting in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee on interpersonal communications and its applications to the business environment. Dr. Collard also serves as the faculty advisor to the UT Martin chapter of Women in Communications and Director of the UTM Women's Center.
Ed.D. Leadership in Higher Education, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
Ph.D. hrs Communications, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois(48+ hours completed towards the degree)
M.A. Speech Communication, Eastern Illinois University, 1986, Charleston, Illinois
Television Production, Producing and Directing, Television News and Photojournalism
Mr. Freed has worked in the television industry for over 10 years and was most recently the Director of Production for WBBH-TV (NBC) and WZVN-TV (ABC) in Ft. Myers, FL. He also actively works with the local PBS affiliate WLJT-TV as a freelance director. Mr. Freed is the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Broadcasting Guild. He holds memberships in the National Press Photographers Association and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
M.S. (Communications/Radio-TV),Murray State University, 1991, Murray, KY
B.S. (Radio-Television), Murray State University, 1989, Murray, KY
Mrs. Freed has worked in various aspects of television, including directing newscasts and working with program logs in the traffic department. She also has experience in radio serving as traffic director. After completing graduate study in Organizational Communication, she now teaches public speaking and honors public speaking courses.
M.S. in Organizational Communication, Murray State University, 2005, Murray, KY
M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Martin, 2002, Martin, TN
Certified Professional Secretary Certification, 2000
B.A. (Radio-Television with French Minor), Murray State University, 1994, Murray, KY
Public Relations, Journalism, and Basic Web Design.
Dr. Hoyer has over 20 years experience in the areas of news writing, corporate public relations, curriculum editing, grant and proposal writing, technical editing and writing for several companies including Lockheed Martin and Bechtel Corporation. He is also the faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000, Knoxville, TN
M.S. (Communications), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1986, Knoxville, TN
M.S. (Biology), Middle Tennessee State University, 1976, Murfreesboro, TN
Public Speaking, Honors Public Speaking, Honors Media Ecology
Dr. Hunt's research interests include the study of media ecology which considers the cultural consequences of media change or how media affect social organizations, cognitive habits, and public discourse. His current research centers around localism as a way to negotiate problems associated with technological society. He is a three-time member of Who's Who among America's Teachers and received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Member of the Year Award, The College of Humanities and Fine Arts in 2008. He is a published author and has experience in radio performance, newspaper ad sales, and community theatre. His articles have been featured in Explorations in Media Ecology, Modern Age, Touchstone magazine, and The Christian Research Journal.
Ph.D. (Communication), University of Southern Mississippi, 1998, MS
M.A. (Communication Studies), Marshall University, 1994, WV
Office: 305D Gooch Hall
Dr. Robert Nanney - Department Chair
Print Journalism, Desktop Publishing, and Senior Seminar
Dr. Nanney is beginning his 20th year with the department and his 12th year as chairman. He has 15 years' experience in journalism as reporter, photographer and managing editor. He received the 1999 Outstanding Teaching Award by The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association and has been a faculty member with the Governor's School for the Humanities (held at UT Martin) for 18 years. He is co-founder of the department's Visual Communications sequence. His research specialty is community journalism, and his creative activity involves photojournalism and desktop publishing. He is president-elect of the UTM Faculty Senate. He holds numerous committee assignments, including the Contemporary Leadership Committee of the national Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Introductory and Advanced Newswriting, and Copy Editing
Ms. Parrish has worked primarily as a copy editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald and The Decatur Daily in Alabama. As the coordinator of the Office of Student Publications, Ms. Parrish advises the student newspaper, The Pacer, and The Spirit, UTM's yearbook/magazine, and oversees all business functions for those publications as well as for BeanSwitch, UTM's visual arts and literary magazine. Ms. Parrish also coordinates the department's internship program.
B.S. (Geography), The University of Tennessee at Martin, 2005, Martin, TN
M.A. (Journalism), The University of Alabama, 1990, Tuscaloosa, AL
B.S. (Communications), The University of Tennessee at Martin, 1983, Martin, TN
Dr. Ogg joined the faculty in 1987 and served as chair from 1997-2000. He served as Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts from 2000-2007 and is currently Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UT Martin. Dr. Ogg is also a Reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's ("JAG") Department and a licensed attorney in Tennessee and Louisiana. The founder of the Department's public relations sequence in 1989 and a former editor of The Pacer, he was awarded the 1998 Outstanding Teaching Award by The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association. He as been a faculty member of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Humanities since 1991.
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
J.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.J., Lousiana State University
B.S., The University of Tennessee at Martin
Office: 324 Administration Building
Dr. Richard Robinson
Radio Broadcasting and Public Relations
Dr. Robinson has worked in the radio industry for over 19 years, including roles as on-air talent, news, sales and programming. He also worked professionally in governmental public relations for 14 years for the state of Arkansas. Mr. Robinson serves as the faculty advisor for WUTM-FM 90.3, the UT Martin campus radio station. He is also a broadcast, public relations and political consultant.
B.S. (Journalism), The University of Central Arkansas, 1975
M.A. (Journalism–Radio-TV-Film), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1995
Ph.D. (Mass Communication & Media Arts), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009
Introduction to Visual Communication and Public Relations, Principles of Visual Communications, Advanced Visual Communications, Basic Web Design, Advanced Web Design/Multimedia, Principles of Advertising, and Public Speaking
Before teaching, Dr. Rutledge managed public relations and graphic design for non-profit organizations. Her awards and honors include the 2011 AEJMC Best Practices in Teaching Visual Literacy Award, 2010 UTM College of Humanities and Fine Arts Junior Faculty Award, and numerous awards for her creative work. She holds memberships in the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the National Association of Photoshop Users.
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2010, Memphis, TN
M.S. (Communications - Public Relations), University of Tennessee, 2000, Knoxville, TN
B.S. (Communications - Public Relations), University of Tennessee at Martin, 1997, Martin, TN
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