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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Bruce Edward Konkle, Ed.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: konklebe@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3312
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office:

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 333
Columbia, SC 29208

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Education

B.S., Journalism/Education, Ball State University
M.M.C., Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
Ed.D., Curriculum/Instruction, University of South Carolina

Background

Dr. Bruce Konkle's previous work experience includes being a journalism teacher and publications adviser at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., and director of communications at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina. He is the former director of the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association and former director of the Carolina Journalism Institute. 

Research

Dr. Konkle's research interests include scholastic journalism education history, history of photography and education curriculum history. Although he focuses on scholastic journalism history, Dr. Konkle also has a strong interest in seeking out interesting information about the history of photography (for teaching purposes) and education (higher education and secondary education) curriculum history (to assist in studies in scholastic journalism history efforts). For his research, Dr. Konkle won the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Laurence R. Campbell Award in 2004 and 2013, with a runner- up award in 2007.

Teaching

Dr. Konkle teaches Writing for Mass Communications, Photovisual Communications, Public Relations Management and Graduate Teaching Seminar. Dr. Konkle has several teaching awards including the 2011-12 David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year and the University of South Carolina Alpha Chapter of Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998.  

Recent Presentations

Konkle, B.E. (2016, January). How high school journalism benefitted from past curriculum study efforts. Refereed research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Scholastic Journalism Division Midwinter meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Konkle, B.E. (2015, August). The historical impact of city, state, regional and national scholastic press associations to high school journalism. Refereed research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, San Francisco, CA.

Konkle, B.E. (2014, January). Progressive education and the expansion of student publications and journalism courses in U.S. high schools. Refereed research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Scholastic Journalism Division Midwinter meeting, Nashville, TN.

Konkle, B.E. (2013, August).  A preliminary overview of the early history of high school journalism in the U.S.: 1775-1925. Refereed research paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Washington, D.C.  (Campbell research paper award, 2013, AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division)

Konkle, B.E. (2012, August). High school student publications as public relations tools: What historical references say about such use/misuse. Refereed research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Konkle, B.E. (2012, January). The National Education Association’s framing of scholastic journalism during the 20th Century. Refereed research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication’s Scholastic Journalism Division Midwinter meeting/Poynter Institute For Media Studies, St. Petersburg, FL.

Service

Publication and contest evaluator, Indiana High School Press Association

Publication and contest evaluator, Quill & Scroll

Publication and contest evaluator, South Carolina Scholastic Press Association

Member, University of South Carolina's Judicial Court