New arrivals in Communication and Journalism
Some new faces have joined the faculty since the last CJ newsletter.
Dr. Nicole Schultz arrived on campus in August 2007. Dr. Schultz has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green University, and teaches courses including small group communication, women and mass media, training and development and research methods.
Mr. William Barre began at UW-Eau Claire in August 2008. Mr. Barre has many years of experience in the advertising profession, and comes most recently from a faculty position at Kent State University. Mr. Barre teaches the introductory advertising course, advertising writing and design, and advertising campaigns.
Dr. Mary Hoffman also arrived last fall as an associate professor and department chair. Dr. Hoffman received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and spent the last eight years on the faculty of Texas State University—San Marcos. She teaches fundamentals of public speaking, training and development, and event planning.
Scholarly and creative activity
Current faculty members Dr. Won Jang and Mr. Jack Kapfer, along with former faculty member Dr. Ed Frederick, are authors of a forthcoming article titled “The news process: How journalists’ thinking influences their use of Issue Frames” that will be published in the American Journal of Media Psychology.
Dr. Won Jang’s dissertation will be published as a monograph entitled, “Becoming an engaged citizen: Civic education, new media and political socialization of youth in America.”
Dr. Michael Dorsher has spent the past two semesters as a Fulbright Scholar at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of several articles being published this fall in the Encyclopedia of Journalism, and is coauthor (with emeriti faculty member Dr. David Gordon and three others) of Controversies in Media Ethics.
Assistant Professor Ellen Mahaffy”s exhibit
“Walk Among the Spirits” will be featured at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in
Eau Claire from September 6 to October 13, 2009.
Dr. Mary Hoffman is coauthor of a textbook to be published in November titled Organizational
Rhetoric: Situations and Strategies.
As part of her research leave, Dr. Judy Sims has worked with students to produce several radio interviews
in a series entitled “Culture Talk”.