Faculty News

New professors:

Carolyn HardinCaroline Hardin has a joined Miami’s faculty as an Assistant Professor. She is a joint appointment in Media & Culture and American Studies. She earned her doctorate degree in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently curating essays for a special edition of the journal Cultural Economy, which includes some of her own writing. She teaches Introduction to Media, as well as Consumer Culture.

Jennifer FullerJennifer Fuller returned this fall to Miami as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Fuller previously taught at Miami during the 2004-2005 school year. She has her doctorate degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches Media Representation and Society and Electronic Media History.

Other news:

Katie Day Good, Assistant Professor, welcomed her second son, Emilio Joaquín Morales. She also has a book under contract with MIT Press. The title of the book is “Bring the World to the Child: Technologies of Global Citizenship in American Education, 1900-1965.”

Joe Sampson, senior Clinical Professor, published a story in Media Shift and the Miami Herald this summer about the Cuban Newspaper Granma. Sampson and Patti Newberry led a group of students on MJF’s first study abroad trip to Cuba. Some of the students’ work also appeared on the Cuban news pages of the Miami Herald.

Wil Haygood's book, "SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America," was named a finalist for the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. It earlier won the Scribes Book Award, the Ohioana Award, and a BCALA Literary Award. Haygood is the Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Miami.

Ron Becker, Associate Professor, co-wrote on an article in Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture. He and Judith Weiner (a former MJF faculty member) wrote “Making Sense of a Bromance; Talking with Straight Men and I love you, Man.”

Sacha DeVroomen Bellman, Instructor, received a Presidential Citation for her work on the newsletter of the College Media Association at the group’s national conference in Atlanta in October. Bellman volunteers as editor of the national organization’s e-newsletter. Bellman and Dianne Gephardt-French, Visiting Instructor, also attended the 2016 Teachapalooza at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies this summer.

The Cincinnati PRSA awarded Shara Clark a Blacksmith Award for the Annual Report category for work she completed for United Way of Greater Cincinnati on its 2015 Annual Report. Clark is also serving on the Cincinnati PRSA board as the immediate past president.

Mack Hagood received the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professorship, an endowed chair from the CAS.

In the strategic communications major, area coordinator Bill Brewer reports his faculty has been very busy publishing: Hongmei Li, Associate Professor, has published a book titled “Advertising and Consumer Culture in China; Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism.” She also has co-authored several journal articles this year. “Building the BRICS: Media, Nation Branding and Global Citizenship” appeared in the International Journal of Communication. “Advertising in China.” Appeared in All China Review. Li also attended several conferences in Japan and China this summer to present her work based on her research and book.

Kathy German, Professor, also published a book titled “Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II’.” She recently published book chapters on Neda Agha Soltan and Symbolic Martyrdom in the 2009 Iranian Protests and an analysis of Native American Reclamation of Sacred Space in the 1950 film The Exiles.

Bob Batchelor, Visiting Assistant Professor, has been working on several books. He co-wrote a book called “Mad Men: A Cultural History.” He also was an editor on several other books: “Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture” and “Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture.” Besides that, Batchelor also wrote several articles “CultPopCulture: Reconsidering the Popular Culture Framework via the Engage, Adapt, and Transform (EAT) Model,” in Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture and "No Pre-Fabricated Words: Norman Mailer and Inventive Biography," in the The Mailer Review. He also wrote “Chasing Demons: Silence of the Lambs as Popular Culture Iconography,” in the book “The Silence of the Lambs: Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and a Nice Chianti.” Batchelor also spoke at several conferences. He was facilitator for the “Publishing Seminar” at the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association (MPC/ACA) Annual Meeting in Chicago Oct. 4. He presented "Mad Men: Best. Episode. Ever." He also served as a panelist for “Publishing Opportunities in Popular Culture” and "Publishing General Interest Books."

Ann Frymier, Professor, also had several publications. She wrote a book with M.K.Nadler, “Persuasion: Integrating theory, research, and application (4th ed.)” and an article another “Students’ motivation to learn” in P. L. Witt (Ed.), Handbooks of Communication Science: Vol. 16” in Communication and Learning and “The role of oral participation in student engagement” in Communication Education.

Jennifer Jackson, Visiting Assistant Professor, published an article titled “Civility and Academic Freedom: Extending the Conversation” in the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. The paper also was accepted to be at the NCA as a competitive paper. Mary Alice Adams, Visiting Assistant Professor, published a “Review of Foster and Tolbert’s The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World,” in Popular Culture Studies Journal.

Mary Alice Adams, Visiting Assistant Professor, published a “Review of Foster and Tolbert’s The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World,” in Popular Culture Studies Journal.