Department of Journalism and Strategic Media
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
M. DAVID ARANT, Professor, PhD (1994), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
MATTHEW J. HAUGHT, Associate Professor, PhD (2014), University of South Carolina 
JOSEPH HAYDEN, Professor, PhD (2002), Indiana University 
THOMAS HRACH, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), Ohio University 
MELISSA JANOSKE MCLEAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Maryland 
DAN L. LATTIMORE, Professor, PhD (1971), The University of Wisconsin-Madison 
SANDRA H. UTT, Associate Professor (Emeritus), PhD (1983), Ohio University 
RUOXU WANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), The Pennsylvania State University 
JIN YANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2004), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 
ROBERT BYRD, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of Southern Mississippi 
TERI DEL ROSSO, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Oregon 
JAY GILMORE, Assistant Professor, MA (2018), University of Alabama
JOEL NICHOLS, Assistant Professor, MBA (2003), Union University
OTIS SANFORD, Professor, BA (1975), University of Mississippi
TORI CLIFF, Instructor, MA (2010), University of Memphis
KIM MARKS MALONE, MA (2006), San Diego State University
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets for Full and External only.