MASS MEDIA & COMMUNICATION EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


Categories:


Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

Beth E. Barnes, Professor and Director of the School of Journalism & Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-427
E-mail: bbarnes@email.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Strategic communication campaign planning
    Media audience research
    International media education

Phillip J. Hutchison, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): e-mail only for initial contact
E-mail: phillip.hutchison@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Media history
    Local television history
    Journalism history
    Sports and media history
    Public relations strategy

Mark Stuhlfaut, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4240
E-mail: mark.stuhlfaut@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Mass media and communications
    Advertising
    Creativity

Communications

Brandi N. Frisby, Assistant Professor, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9470
E-mail: brandi.frisby@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Effective teaching practices
    Student engagement
    Developing and maintaining positive student-instructor and student-student interpersonal relationships in the classroom in both face-to-face sand educational settings
    Relational and communication challenges in military deployment
    Infidelity or divorce

Amy L. H. Gaffney, Assistant Professor, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9470
E-mail: amy.gaffney@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Communication pedagogy
    Instructional communication
    Communication across the curriculum

Raj Gaur, Lecturer, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 333-7659
E-mail: rgaur2@gmail.com
Specializations:

  1. Mass media and communication
  2. Diversity and mass media

Derek R. Lane, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9538
E-mail: Derek.Lane@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Team Building
    Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Management
    Leadership, Communication Skills Training and Development
    Technological Innovations in Organizations
    Information, Communication and Technology
  2. Business and Professional Speaking

H. Dan O’Hair, Dean and Professor, College of Communication & Information
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6099
E-mail: ohair@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Risk communication
    Entrepreneurism
    Health communication
    Communications
    Business communication
  2. Business and Professional Speaking
  3. Public relations

Molly Reynolds, Lecturer, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (606) 434-5942
E-mail: masmit2003@yahoo.com
Specialization:

  1. Instructional and interpersonal communication

Thomas J. Sabetta, Lecturer, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
E-mail: Thomas.sabetta@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Public speaking training
    Conflict management

Deanna Sellnow, Director and Professor, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2886
E-mail: deanna.sellnow@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Oral communication
    Public speaking
    Multimodal communication presentations and assessment
    Instructional communication
    Rhetoric of popular culture

Jami Warren, Lecturer, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
E-mail: jami.warren@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Instructional communication
    Service-learning in the classroom

Health Communications

Elisia L. Cohen, Chair of the Department of Communication, Associate Professor and Director of the Health Communication Research Collaborative
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4102
E-mail: elisia.cohen@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Health communication
    Mass media coverage of health issues
    Human Papillomavirus
    Cancer communication
    Communication skills training and development

H. Dan O’Hair, Dean and Professor, College of Communication & Information
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6099
E-mail: ohair@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Risk communication
    Entrepreneurism
    Health communication
    Communications
    Business communication
  2. Business and Professional Speaking
  3. Public relations

Matthew W. Savage, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7801
E-mail: matthewsavage@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Health interventions
    Health campaigns
    Cyberbullying
    Peer victimization
    Internet harassment
  2. Risky health behaviors
  3. Adolescent and young adult health decision making
  4. Social media

Journalism & Broadcast News

Douglas A. Boyd, Professor, Department of Communication
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7809
E-mail: boyd@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Comparative systems of broadcasting
    International broadcasting (special focus on Muslim/Arab)
    Broadcasting and national development
    New media technology

Mel Coffee, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2839
E-mail: MelCoffee@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Broadcasting
    Advertising
    International telecommunications

Al Cross, Associate Extension Professor and Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism & Community issues
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3744
E-mail: acros3@email.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Community journalism
    Rural journalism
    Newspapers

Phillip J. Hutchison, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): e-mail only for initial contact
E-mail: phillip.hutchison@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Media history
    Local television history
    Journalism history
  2. Sports and media history
  3. Public relations strategy

Buck Ryan, Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of the Citizen Kentucky Project of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center
Contact Phone(s): (859) 230-4201
E-mail: buck.ryan@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Journalism
    Young voters

Media Ethics & Law

Mike Farrell, Associate Professor of Journalism, Director of Scripps Howard First Amendment Center
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4848 or (859) 653-5896
E-mail: farrell@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Media ethics
    Media law
  2. First Amendment

Jasmine McNealy, Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859)218-2297
E-mail: jemcnealy@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Law
    Policy
    Regulation
  2. The intersection of innovation, law, privacy, information, and property with respect to social media

Shannon M. Oltmann, Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-0788
E-mail: Shannon.oltmann@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Freedom of speech/censorship
    information policy
  2. privacy

Buck Ryan, Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of the Citizen Kentucky Project of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center
Contact Phone(s): (859) 230-4201
E-mail: buck.ryan@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Journalism
    Young voters

Risk & Crisis Communication

H. Dan O’Hair, Dean and Professor, College of Communication & Information
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6099
E-mail: ohair@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Risk communication
    Entrepreneurism
    Health communication
    Communications
    Business communication
  2. Business and Professional Speaking
  3. Public relations

Timothy L. Sellnow, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218-0288
E-mail: tim.sellnow@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Risk and crisis communication

Patric Spence, Associate Professor, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3435
E-mail: patric.spence@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Social Media
  2. Risk communication
    Natural disasters

Social Media

Jasmine McNealy, Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859)218-2297
E-mail: jemcnealy@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Law
    Policy
    Regulation
  2. The intersection of innovation, law, privacy, information, and property with respect to social media

Patric Spence, Associate Professor, Division of Instructional Communication in the School of Library and Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3435
E-mail: patric.spence@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Social Media
  2. Risk communication
    Natural disasters

Michael Tsikerdeskis, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science
Contact Phone(s): (859)218-2298
E-mail: tsikerdekis@gmail.com
Specializations:

  1. Social Media
  2. Design Impacts
    Information communication technology

Kakie Urch, Assistant Professor of Multimedia, School of Journalism and Telecommunications
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-9469
E-mail: kakieurch@gmail.com
Specializations:

  1. Journalism
  2. Social Media
  3. Web publishing
    Media convergence

Sherali Zeadally, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science
Contact Phone(s): 859-218-2299
E-mail: szeadally@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Cyber-security
  2. Threats to infrastructure
  3. Information communication technology

Updated December 5, 2013 by Web Administrator