New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2021
The College of Communication and Information has added two faculty and two staff members to the team in addition to one faculty member adding a new role.
There are many new faces in the CCI directory since the beginning of the school year; the college welcomed seven faculty and staff members before the fall semester.
Joy Doan (Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Information Sciences) joined the faculty on Jan. 1 and previously served as head of the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library at the University of Miami; a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2021”
2020 CCI Faculty & Staff Awards
Five faculty and two staff members earned 2020 College of Communication and Information annual awards. They were honored during the CCI Faculty/Staff meeting Nov. 20.
Faculty award winners included: Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley (Faculty Research Award), Information Sciences Associate Professor Devendra Potnis (Faculty Teaching Award), Communication Studies Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz (Faculty Service/Outreach Award), Information Sciences Clinical Associate Professor Cindy Welch (Non-Tenure Track Faculty Service/Outreach Award), and Information Sciences Lecturer Scot Smith (Part-Time Lecturer Teaching Award).
The Non-Tenure Track Service/Outreach Award and the Part-Time Lecturer Teaching Award are new categories for 2020. The Lecturer Teaching Award was … Read more “2020 CCI Faculty & Staff Awards”
Heller’s Media Graphics Class Creates Billboards for 2020 Election
In what has become a tradition every four years, journalism and electronic media students in Professor Rob Heller’s Media Graphics class (JEM 380) created billboard designs to encourage voter participation in the presidential election.
Heller’s class partnered with Lamar Advertising, which ran student billboard advertisements prior to the 2016 presidential election. This year, Lamar Advertising cycled through four student designs on an electronic billboard in Memphis.
The idea for this project began in 2012 when the class worked with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to post 12 designs around campus.
“I’ve given this assignment during the … Read more “Heller’s Media Graphics Class Creates Billboards for 2020 Election”
ABSMCC to Monitor Social Media Trends During Presidential Election
The College of Communication and Information’s Adam Brown Social Media Command Center will be monitoring the social media conversation and trends before, during and after the presidential election.
PhD student Alex Carter, the head graduate assistant in the lab, has been leading the center’s monitoring and coverage of the debates heading into the election.
In addition to Carter, the four-person Adam Brown Social Media Command Center team who will be covering the election includes advertising and public relations associate professor Courtney Childers, who is executive director of the lab, and graduate assistants Jason Stamm (journalism and electronic media) and Jessica … Read more “ABSMCC to Monitor Social Media Trends During Presidential Election”
Cherokee Stickball Documentary Scheduled for TV, Festival Premiere
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is a tight-knit community of the remaining members of the Cherokee tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. One of the tribes’ cultural traditions still practiced is the game of stickball. In the year 2000, nearly 100 women: mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, and friends, took the field to play and exercise the matriarchal spirit that the Cherokee were known for. ᎡᏘᏴ ᏥᎾᎾᏛᏁᎮ ᎠᏰᎵᏐ ᎾᏛᏁᎰ / She Carries On tells the story of these women, how and why they played, and what the game means to them and their
CCI Dean Mike Wirth to Return to Teaching
Mike Wirth, dean of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information for the past 14 years, has announced his decision to step down and return to teaching at the end of the current academic year.
Wirth is an internationally known expert in the field of cable telecommunication and broadcast economics, and his career includes many accomplishments and accolades. He is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.
As a co-editor of the Handbook of Media Management and Economics, he received the 2006 Robert Picard Award for … Read more “CCI Dean Mike Wirth to Return to Teaching”
CCI Alumni Start VOLs Remote Internship Program for Students
As many students around the country had their summer internship plans put on hold because of COVID-19 and economic uncertainty, the University of Tennessee’s New York City Alumni Chapter quickly organized a virtual internship program for future communicators.
The VOLs Remote Internship pilot program paired five interns from CCI with social media and digital communication roles at nonprofit organizations dedicated to education.
CCI Board of Visitors member Jamie Lonie (PR ’10), who also serves as president of UT’s New York City Alumni Chapter, said the idea for a digital internship program was born at the October 2019 CCI Board of … Read more “CCI Alumni Start VOLs Remote Internship Program for Students”
New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2020-21
The College of Communication and Information welcomes seven new faculty and staff members for the 2020-21 school year.
The new year also brings two familiar faces to administrative roles. Professor Beth Avery Foster became the new Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations on August 1. Chancellor’s Professor and Board of Visitors Professor Carol Tenopir was named interim director of the School of Information Sciences when SIS Professor and Director Diane Kelly was named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
Guy Harrison (Assistant Professor, Journalism and Electronic Media) has a PhD in Journalism and Mass … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2020-21”
CCI Presents at 2020 AEJMC Conference
Faculty and graduate students from the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information (CCI) presented 10 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference, which was held virtually Aug. 6-9.
In addition, six CCI faculty served as panelists, moderators, and discussants during the conference.
Faculty serving in AEJMC leadership roles include: Amber Roessner, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, who was elected to the Standing Committee on Research, and Joy Jenkins, JEM assistant professor, who is the incoming head of the Magazine Media Division. Moonhee … Read more “CCI Presents at 2020 AEJMC Conference”
Foster Named New ADPR Director
Professor Elizabeth Avery Foster became Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations on August 1.
She takes over from Professor Sally McMillan, who returned to the faculty after serving as interim director since June 2019.
“Beth Foster is an internationally known scholar, an outstanding teacher and an excellent servant leader,” said Wirth. “Her experience in working with a wide range of constituencies and of developing effective working relationships at all levels will allow her to be very effective in her new role.”
Foster joined the ADPR faculty as an assistant professor in 2006 and was promoted to professor … Read more “Foster Named New ADPR Director”