The Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program is home to core faculty from the Department of Communication and the Department of English. Graduate faculty in the Departments of English and Communication are eligible for membership on the Program Core Faculty of the Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. Members of the CRDM Core Faculty must be full or associate members of the Graduate Faculty and hold full-time tenure-track positions at NC State University; be willing to play an active role in the Program by, for example, chairing dissertation committees, serving on administrative committees, being a member of an examination or dissertation committees, and participating in the academic and social life of the Program; have a strong record of teaching and advising and be able to teach doctoral-level courses suitable to the Program; and have an active program of research or scholarship that contributes to the focus, scope, and goals of the CRDM curriculum, as indicated by scholarly specialization, publications, grants, etc.
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Dr. Huiling Ding's research focuses on how nation states and transnational communities coped with global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 flu, and Zika through mediated outbreak communication and health risk communication. Her publications examined rhetoric of health and medicine, digital rhetoric, social justice, financial communication, intercultural communication, workplace communication, scientific communication, and comparative rhetoric. Dr. Ding is the author of the award-winning book titled Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS, which received National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, her articles won the 2013 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly and the 2008 Editor's Pick New Scholar Award from Written Communication. She serves on the Research Committee of CCCC, the Executive Committee of Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and editorial boards of leading journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Written Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, and Rhetoric, Globalization, and Professional Communication.
Since joining the film studies faculty in 2002, Marsha Gordon has taught courses on War Documentaries, Sam Fuller/Nicholas Ray/Douglas Sirk, Educational Film, American War Film, Women & Film, 1950s American Film, Hitchcock + Wilder, Studio Era Hollywood, Warner Bros.
Melissa A. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Communication, where she has taught since 1994. Dr. Johnson's research explores international communication and ethnicity-related concepts in traditional media, digital media, and public relations. Of particular interest is the role of visual communication in international news. A current stream of research examines the role of ethnic museums and cultural centers in building relationships among various cultural groups in urban settings. Dr. Johnson teaches classes in the networked society, international and intercultural communication, research methods, and public relations. She holds a doctorate in mass communication research from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
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Good afternoon, Please share the following information with your faculty and staff members: NC State University's IT Accessibility Office will offer a free, 6 week, self-paced online Accessibility in the Classroom course this summer available for all faculty and staff in the […]
Farewell/bon voyage for Brad Mehlenbacher June 2nd 2018, 7-10pm @ Benelux in Cameron Village
After 27 years at NC State, Brad Mehlenbacher is moving home to Canada! Come wish him farewell or make your plans for visiting Brad during gorgeous Southern Ontario summers. Brad will be joining the faculty in the Department of English Language and […]