Some Fun Pictures: Friends, Family, and "Others"
Boosting Brain Power (April 25, 2010)
Welcome students and friends!
My name is Dr. Alan D. DeSantis. I was born and raised in Tuckahoe NJ, attended Ocean City High (Class of 82), Brandywine College in Delaware & James Madison University in Virginia (BS, 1986), University of Alabama (MA, 1988), and Indiana University (Ph.D., 1993).
Both my research and my teaching are informed by social constructionism. Specifically, I am interested in the way social discourse (e.g., mass media, family, school, government, church) creates our understanding of each other, race, class, gender, and culture.
recently, my book "Inside Greek U:
Outside of the University context, I am a very proud dad (with two great/best kids--Abigail 13& James 10). I like Bruce Springsteen (another cool NJ guy), the NY Yankees, my UK Wildcats, classic Hollywood cinema (especially Cary Grant and Paul Newman movies), and percussion (congas & set).
I also love shark wrestling, race car driving, lumber and car jacking, Brazillian killer bee keeping (they are cuter than puppies), tornado chasing, baby panda hunting (all they think about is murder), amateur dental surgery (great fun), and long walks on the beach (alone!!).
Alan D. DeSantis, Ph. D.
234 Grehan Building
Department of Communication
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506