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School of Journalism and Communication

 

Faculty and Staff

Lorraine Ball | Associate Professor
Office: Brock Hall - 1015H
Phone: 423.236.2773
Email: lball@southern.edu
Degrees:
M.S. Organizational Communication Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
B.A. Communication Atlantic Union College

Career: Professor, Southern Adventist University Outreach Coordinator, Multiple Intelligences School Departmental Assistant, Atlantic Union College Coordinator, Career Services, Atlantic Union College Personnel Assistant, Ohio State University

Courses: Introduction to Public Speaking Introduction to Communication Writing for the Media Public Relations Principles & Theory Group Dynamics

Hobbies: Traveling Gardening Reading A good laugh!

Quote: "The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance." - Benjamin Franklin

Linda Potter Crumley | Professor

Office: Brock Hall - 1015H
Phone: 423.236.2740
Email: lindacrumley@southern.edu
Degrees:
Ph.D. Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication emphasis
The University of Texas at Austin

M.A. Rhetoric and Communication
University of California at Davis

B.A. Communication
Pacific Union College

Career: Professor, Southern Adventist University
Professor, Olympic College Shelton
Research Coordinator, University of Washington
Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin
Instructor, American River College
Technical Writer, Delta Dental Plan
Assistant Instructor, The University of California at Davis
Office Manager, Pacific Union College

Courses: Introduction to Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communication Research

Hobbies: Research, Kayaking, Reading, Enjoying people, Bird watching, Camping, Music

Quote: "The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." - Proverbs 16:9 (NASB)

Lynelle Ellis | Assistant Professor
Office: Brock Hall - 1015H
Phone: 423.236.2734
Email: lellis@southern.edu
Degrees:
M.A. Communication, Communication in Ministry emphasis
Spring Arbor University

B.A. Communications
Walla Walla University

Career: Assistant Professor, Southern Adventist University
Adjunct Professor, Walla Walla University
Station Manager, Blue Mountain Television

Courses: Writing for the Media
TV Studio Production
Film Evaluation
Electronic Media Management
Intro to Public Speaking

Hobbies: SCUBA diving
Cooking
Vacation planning

Quote: "Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself." -Thomas Kelly

Tara D. Hargrove | Assistant Professor

Office: Brock Hall 1015F

Phone: 423.236.2762
Email: thargrove@southern.edu

Degrees:

M.A. Communication Studies
Colorado State University

Master's Certificate in Women's Studies
Colorado State University

B.A. Speech Communication
Colorado State University

Career:

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
Service Learning Coordinator, SPCC 207 Rhetoric and Argumentation, Colorado State University
Music Teacher, Beebe Christian School
Physical Education Teacher, Beebe Christian School

Courses:

Persuasion & Propaganda
Film Evaluation
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies:

Writing
Camping
Rock climbing
Studying nutrition

Quote:

"In the twentieth century, one of the most important stories Americans have told about themselves as a nation has been the tale of equality." Celeste Michelle Condit & John Louis Lucaites

  

Pamela Maize Harris | Professor

Office: Brock Hall - 1015
Phone: 423.236.2728
Email:  pharris@southern.edu
Degrees: 

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.L.S., Information Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
B.A., English and Speech Communication, Southern Adventist University
APR, Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America, Mass Media Law and Ethics, Public Relations Campaign

Career: 
Professor, Southern Adventist University
Assistant Professor - Communication-Public Relations, Western Carolina University
Walla Walla University
 

Courses: Writing for the Media, Advertising Copywriting, Introduction to Public Speaking, 

Hobbies: 
playing the organ
collecting vintage typewriters, cameras, textiles
geneology 

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Kendra Stanton Lee | Assistant Professor

Office: Brock Hall - 1015E
Phone: 423.236.2729
Email: kstantonlee@southern.edu
Website: http://southernsjc.net/kstantonlee/

Degrees:

MLA Extension Studies in Journalism
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

B.A. Political Journalism
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Career:
Assistant Professor, Southern Adventist University
Adjunct Professor, Quincy College
Freelance Writer/Editor, Various Publications
Staff Writer, Expense Management Publications

Courses:

Advanced News Reporting
News Reporting
Interactive Online Journalism
Publication Tools and Techniques
Publication Editing

Hobbies:

Blogging
Yoga
Aerobics
Treasure troving at thrift shops

Quote:

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." - Joan Didion

Andy Nash | Professor
Office: Brock Hall - 1015E
Phone: 423.236.2733
Email: anash@southern.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. English-Creative Nonfiction
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A. English
Andrews University

B.A. Print Journalism, B.A. English
Southern Adventist University

Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Consultant, Reader's Digest magazine
Editor, Adventist Today magazine
Publisher, The Front Porch Syndicate
Assistant Professor, Union College
Assistant Editor, Adventist Review magazine
Author: Paper God, Tatum and Her Tiger (Children's), Growing Up Adventist
Courses:

Literary Journalism
Magazine & Feature Article Writing
Publication Editing
Mass Communication and Society
News Reporting
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies:

Sports
Travel
Saxophone
Reading
Whatever my three girls are currently interested in

Quote:

“Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau in Walden

Stephen Ruf | Associate Professor
Office: Brock Hall - 1015B
Phone: 423.236.2761
Email: sruf@southern.edu

Degrees:

M.S. Communications, Media Management emphasis
University of Tennessee

B.S. Broadcast Journalism
University of Tennessee

Career:

Associate Professor, Southern Adventist University
Reporter, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga
Assignment Editor, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga
Morning Anchor and Reporter, WKGN News/Talk Radio, Knoxville
Legislative Aide, Tennessee State Senate

Courses:

Broadcast News Writing
Foundations of Broadcasting
TV News Reporting and Performance
Introduction to Photography
Digital Photography

Hobbies:

Hiking
Traveling
Blood Assurance Volunteer

Quote:

"Get it first, but first get it right." - Old Associated Press slogan

Greg Rumsey | Dean
Office: Brock Hall - 1015C

Phone: 423.236.2745
Email: rumsey@southern.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. Communication, Public Relations emphasis
University of Tennessee

M.A. Organizational/Interpersonal Communication
University of Colorado

B.A. Broadcast Journalism
Southern Missionary College

Career:

Professor, Southern Adventist University
Professor of Communication, Union College, Lincoln
Editor, Outlook magazine, Lincoln
Copy Editor, Lincoln Star, Lincoln
Public Relations Director, Porter Memorial Hospital, Denver
Music and Program Director, WSMC-FM, Collegedale

Courses:

Advertising Copywriting
Public Relations Techniques
Public Relations Campaigns
Introduction to Public Speaking

Hobbies:

Camping & Hiking
Music
Photography
Radio
Writing

Quote:

"When truth and error have fair play, the former is always an over-match for the latter." - Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

DAVID BARASOAIN
Adjunct Professor - Digital Audio Production
Content Producer, National Public Radio affiliate in Atlanta; 90.1 FM, WABE

CHRIS CAREY
Adjunct Professor - Fundraising Development
Vice-President of Advancement
Southern Adventist University

VOLKER HENNING, PH.D.
Adjunct Professor - Mass Media Law and Ethics
Associate Vice-President of Academic Administration
Southern Adventist University

JOHN KEYES, PH.D.
Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Public Speaking
Retired full-time professor in the School of Journalism & Communication

SAM NKANA, PH.D.
Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Public Speaking
Received doctoral degree, Andrews University, August 2010

BILLY WEEKS
Adjunct Professor - Photojournalism
Retired Photo Editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press

 
Janita Herod | Office Manager
Phone: 423.236.2330
Email: jrherod@southern.edu

 Hobbies:

Traveling with family
Biking
Walking
Reading
Sewing


Quote:

"It is much better to reap the rewards of our wise choices than to suffer the consequences of our poor choices. We are our choices!"

 

 

 

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