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Faculty Achievements

Our faculty has a wide array of interests and engages in significant research and creative activities including documentaries, books, research grants, publication in leading academic journals, and conference presentations around the world. Faculty are also engaged in undergraduate research and mentoring students. Last year the Department held its first undergraduate research symposium. 

NATHANIEL FREDERICK

  • Frederick, N., & Schulte, W. (2016, Aug). Black Panther and black agency: Constructing cultural nationalism in comic books featuring Black Panther, 1973‐1979. Presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference: Entertainment Studies 2016 Abstracts Division, Minneapolis, MN.
     
  • Frederick, N., & Schulte, W. (2015, Apr). Black Panther and black agency: Constructing cultural nationalism in comic books featuring Black Panther, 1973‐1979. Presented The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, Columbia, SC.
     
  • Frederick, N. (2014, Aug). Hoyt W. Fuller, cultural nationalism, and Black World Magazine, 1970-1973. Presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference: History Abstracts Division, Montreal, Canada.
  • Frederick, N., & McIntosh, H. (2014, Apr). Hegemonic Masculinity and Stunted Expectations in Everybody Loves Raymond. Presented at Popular Culture Association - American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

SABRINA HABIB

  • Secured Winthrop University Sponsored Program and Research grant to conduct a collaborative video study about creative thinking in advertising. 
     
  • Awarded a fellowship for the Visiting Professor Program awarded by the Advertising Educational Foundation at Young & Rubicam in New York.

AIMEE MEADER

  • Meader, A. (2017, Aug). The third person effect on twitter: How partisans view Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign messages. Presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC): Mass Communication and Society Abstracts, 2017, Chicago, IL.
     
  • Frederick, N., & Meader, A. (2016). When privacy outweighs the public's right to know. In Guy Reel & Lee Ann Peck (Eds.). Media ethics at work: True stories from young professionals (2nd ed.). San Diego: Cognella.
     
  • Meader, A., Knight, L., Coleman, R., & Wilkins, L. (2015). Ethics in the digital age: A comparison of the effects of moving images and photographs on moral judgment. Journal of Media Ethics 30(4) 234-251.
     
  • Meader, A., Coleman, R., Lee,  J.Y., Yaschur, C., & McElroy, K. (2014). Why be a journalist? US students' motivations and role conceptions in the new age of journalism. Recipient of 2014 Laurence R. Campbell Research Award in the Scholastic Journalism Division.
     
  • Meader, A. (2013). Is ideological coverage on cable television an ethical journalistic practice? An examination of duty, responsibility, and consequence. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 28(1)1-14.

MARK NORTZ

  • Producer, photographer, and video editor for several testimonial videos for recipients of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” and "Hall of Fame Award" presented at the Association’s annual award ceremony.
  • Co-producer and chief video editor of “24 Hours @ Winthrop,” a video documentary displaying Winthrop University campus activities.

PADMINI PATWARDHAN

  • Secured global research grant on Leadership in Communication Management funded by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, University of Alabama. 
     
  • Served as mentor to four undergraduate research teams enrolled in her theory and research class. Presentation of projects served as the Department’s first undergraduate research symposium.
     
  • Multiple author and co-authorship of 2013-14 book chapters, journal article, conference papers. Topics were public relations leadership in global settings, account planning, reverse product placement, and global learning in mass communication.

 GUY REEL

  • Reel, G. (2015). Richard Fox and the modernization of the squared circle in the late Nineteenth Century. In S.A. Riess (Ed.), Major problems in American sport history (2nd ed., pp. 225-233). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
     
  • Reel, G. (2013). Media ethics at work: True stories from young professionals (L. A. Peck, & G. Reel (Eds.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
     
  • Reel, G. (2013). This wicked world: Masculinities and the portrayals of sex, crime, and sports in the National Police Gazette, 1879–1906, American Journalism 22(1), 61-94.
     
  • Reel, G. (2013). Sensitivity and professionalism: The case of the perils of Facebook. In L. A. Peck, & G. Reel (Eds.), Media ethics at work: True stories from young professionals. Washington, DC: Sage.
     
  • Reel, G. (2012). Of tabloids, detectives and gentlemen: How depictions of policing helped define American masculinities at the turn of the Twentieth Century. In D. G. Barrie, & S. Broomhall (Eds.), A history of police and masculinities 1700-2010. New York: Routledge.
     
  • Reel, G. (2006). The National Police Gazette and the making of the modern American man, 1879–1906. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

  MARILYN SAROW

  • Kedrowski, K., & Sarow, M. (2015). Lessons in cancer activism from the breast cancer and prostate cancer movements. In J. M. Phillips, & B. Holmes Damron (Eds.), Cancer and health policy: Advancements and opportunities (pp. 289-310). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
     
  • Sarow, M., & Stuart, B. (2013). Teaching interdisciplinarity, creativity and innovation in business communication for a global marketplace. In L. Book, & D.P. Phillips (Eds.) Creative Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life (pp. 117-126). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
     
  • Kedrowski, K., & Sarow,  M. (2007). Cancer activism: Gender, media, and public policy. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

 WILLIAM SCHULTE

  • Schulte, W. (2018). The journalism of Gannett Blog: Revealing communities of practice and social construction through collective dynamics. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies.
     
  • Schulte, W., Simpson, E., & DeBari, M. (2017, Aug). President Ford’s personal Watergate: The undermining of the public sphere during the Mayaguez Incident of 1975. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication(AEJMC) National Conference: History Abstracts, Chicago, IL.
     
  • Frederick, N., & Schulte, W. (2016, Aug). Black Panther and black agency: Constructing cultural nationalism in comic books featuring Black Panther, 1973‐1979. Presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference: Entertainment Studies 2016 Abstracts Division, Minneapolis, MN.
     
  • Frederick, N., & Schulte, W. (2015, Apr). Black Panther and black agency: Constructing cultural nationalism in comic books featuring Black Panther, 1973‐1979. Presented The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, Columbia, SC.
     
  • Schulte, W. (2014). Social Construction and News Work: Newsworkers, Civic Function and Resistance in the Changing Media World. Amherst, NY: Teneo Press.
      
  • Schulte, W. (2014). Newsroom Resistance: An ethnographic study of the modern news worker, policies, and organizational dissatisfaction. The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film 2(1).
     
  • Schulte, W. (2013, May). Newsroom social controls: An ethnographic study of the modern news worker and organizational dynamics. Presented at 11th International Symposium Communication in the Millennium, St. Cloud, MN. 

 BONNYE STUART

Bonnye Stuart is both a scholarly and creative author. Scholarly writings include a textbook, book chapter, and academic articles in the field of communication. Creatively, she has produced six books to inspire interest and site-seeing in Louisiana, namely New Orleans. She has also authored a children's novel, Sandcastles for Santa, along with numerous poems and plays. Her research interest focuses on media influence of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement on The Troubles in Northern Ireland and she has recently been researching the marketing of luxury brands by Germany to the growing Chinese tourist trade.

  • Sarow, M., & Stuart, B. (2013). Teaching Interdisciplinarity, Creativity and Innovation in Business Communication for a Global Marketplace. In (L. Book & D. P. Phillips (Eds.). Creative entrepreneurship: Changing currents in education and public life (pp. 117-126). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
     
  • Sarow, M., & Stuart, L. (2007). Integrated business communication: In a global marketplace. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2015). Discovering vintage New Orleans: A guide to the city's timeless shops, bars, hotels & more. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2015). It happened in Louisiana: Remarkable events that shaped history. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 
     
  • Stuart, B. (2015). Haunted New Orleans: Southern spirits, garden district ghosts, and vampire venues. Guildford, CT: Morris Book Publishing.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2012). Louisiana Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Guildford, CT: Morris Book Publishing.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2009). More than petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana women. Guildford, CT: Morris Book Publishing.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2007). It happened in New Orleans. Guildford, CT: Morris Book Publishing.
     
  • Stuart, B. (2004). More than petticoats: Remarkable Minnesota women. Lanham, Maryland: Two Dot.
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