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College of Information and Communications

Mass Communications Faculty

As a mass communications major, you will take classes with many  School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty. But here are the extraordinary faculty in your specific area of study. Click on the links to learn more about each of them.


Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth Campbell is a former journalist and copyeditor for the Niagara Falls Gazette, Greensboro News & Record, Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer. For years, he was director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Southeastern Multicultural Newspaper Workshop that trained minority journalists.

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Jabari Miles Evans, Ph.D.

Jabari is an expert on Black youth and their use of digital tools and technologies, often examining Hip-Hop cultural production and the usage of social media platforms. A native Chicagoan, Jabari has also enjoyed a decorated career as a Hip-Hop songwriter and producer performing under the moniker of "Naledge" in the critical acclaimed rap group Kidz in the Hall.

Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Anne Fitzpatrick is a recipient of the National Communication Association's Distinguished Scholar Award for her lifetime study of human communication. She has published more than 100 articles, books and book chapters on various topics in communication and recently developed a new undergraduate course in Media and Youth which takes a developmental approach to media effects.


Sei-Hill Kim, Ph.D.

Dr. Sei-Hill Kim's research interests are at the intersection of the media and social issues. He examines how the issues are presented in the media and what the effects are on the audiences. Specific research areas include public health, science, politics, and public relations.

Jacob Long

Jacob Long, Ph.D.

Dr. Jacob Long is a self-described "news junkie," who studies political communication and quantitative research methodology with a special interest in partisanship and social identity. He teaches courses in mass communication and research methods.

Brett Robertson

Brett W. Robertson, Ph.D.

Dr. Brett Robertson's research projects explore how individuals use social media and mobile devices in the workplace and disaster-related contexts. Much of his recent focus has been on disaster preparedness and prevention communication — and the barriers that vulnerable and marginalized populations face during natural disasters. His work explores how emerging technologies can mediate these barriers. After working in public affairs and healthcare, Robertson believes finding the relevancy of a topic to students’ lives is one key to engagement.

Eric Robinson

Eric P. Robinson, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Eric Robinson isn’t just a lawyer who focuses on media and First Amendment issues. He’s also been a client, working as a newspaper and magazine reporter both before and after attending law school. And after more than 20 years as a media lawyer, he’s passing his knowledge on to students so they can keep themselves and the companies they work for out of trouble.

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Wesley Elizabeth Stevens, Ph.D.

Wesley Stevens' research focuses on the regulation of Black identity and its commodification through neoliberal discourses and consumer subjectivities. Her recent work examines the practice of blackfishing on Instagram and how social media influencers appropriate Black culture and aesthetics to build their brand and increase their following, rendering Black identity a lucrative commodity. Stevens is interested in how these consumer logics become accessible to individuals through digital platforms and are exacerbated by discriminatory algorithms.

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