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Dr. Brian O'Loughlin


Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Communication

Dr. Brian O'Loughlin
Rm 178, FPAC

Teaching Specialties

Media Law & Ethics, Interpersonal Communication, Public Relations, History of Technology, Media and Sports, Film and Television Studies


B.S., Boston University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Brian O'Loughlin teaches classes in media law and policy, public relations and interpersonal communication.

His past experience includes working for a Congressman in Washington, D.C. on the House Telecommunications Subcommittee. He also spent time with the Washington-based Center for Media Education, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of the electronic media.

Originally from the Northeast, O'Loughlin completed a B.S. in Broadcasting from Boston University, received an M.A. in Communications at Syracuse University, and earned a Ph.D. from the College of Communication at the University of Alabama.

O'Loughlin's primary research interests are First Amendment and communication law as well as mass media history, new media technologies, and the role media play in sports. He enjoys golf, running, and sporting events.

Dr. Pam Wilson

Associate Professor

Dr. Pamela Wilson
(770) 720-5578
Rm 177, FPAC

Teaching Specialties

Cultural Studies of Media, Intercultural Communication, Media History, Film and Television Studies, Writing


B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., University of Texas; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Recent Achievement

Co-author of Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Poetics and Politics (Duke University Press, 2008)

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Pamela Wilson brings a passion for exploring new cultures and a love for visual communication to her teaching at Reinhardt, where you will find her leading courses in intercultural communication, mass media, theories of visual culture, writing, and qualitative research.

Born in North Carolina, she has lived all over the eastern and midwestern U.S., from Texas to Wisconsin to Pennsylvania to Georgia. She received her B.A. in cultural anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in linguistic anthropology from the University of Texas and another in Radio, TV, & Film from the University of North Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Communication Arts (Media and Cultural Studies).

Wilson worked in non-profit administration for many years doing community organization, volunteer development, and public relations.

An adventurous spirit, Wilson has traveled broadly to China, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Canada, and she often leads study abroad programs. She loves to learn by experience, and she is a photographer, a researcher, and a writer; her edited book, Global Indigenous Media, was published in 2008 from Duke University Press. Wilson is married and has a son in college.


Professor Larry H. Webb


Associate Professor of Communication

Professor Larry Webb
(770) 720-5630
Rm 180, FPAC

Teaching Specialties

Digital Video Production, Screenwriting, Producing and Directing


B.F.A., New York University; M.A., Florida State University; B.A., M.Div., Emory University

Biographical Sketch

Professor Larry Webb brings a diverse educational and career background to his teaching here at Reinhardt, where he teaches courses in media and television production, ranging from screenwriting to post-production.

Webb holds an M.A. degree in Communication from Florida State University, a B.F.A. degree in Film from New York University, and degrees in psychology and in theology from Emory University.

He has been a United Methodist minister, hospital chaplain, counselor, and worked in social services.

After getting his B.F.A., Webb spent about twenty years in New York City, Oklahoma City and Atlanta as a media and television producer-director, cameraman, editor, writer and still photographer.

He has also traveled and photographed in China, Japan, Poland, France and Spain, and has published numerous photos during his career. For several years he sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. A native of South Georgia, Webb now lives in Canton and is the father of three grown children.


John Pettibone


Adjunct Faculty

Professor John Pettibone
(770) 720-5939
1st Fl Admin Building

John Pettibone, a transplant to Georgia from the Pacific Northwest, draws upon his extensive technical and creative experience in web design, broadcasting and software development to teach web design and video production classes at Reinhardt. John is also the Web Communications Manager for Reinhardt University.

Pettibone has spent over 25 years in various facets of communications: in the military; producing live television news; in corporate video production; training; in web design and Internet software development. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television Management and Operations from Eastern Washington University. Pettibone, married and the father of four, enjoys photography, golf and playing with the kids.

"Mr. Pettibone is the teacher that has had the most influence on
me during my college years. Without his classes in Web Design,
my whole career path would be vastly different, and I wouldn't
be nearly as happy and certain of my future."

-Angela Harkins
Visual Communication: Electronic Media Major
and Web Developer for


Dave Garner


Adjunct Faculty

Professor Dave Garner

A native of North Georgia, Dave Garnerhas enjoyed over 15 years in the broadcast media industry in cable news and sports broadcasting. His job responsibilities have included producing, directing, anchoring, editing, reporting, announcing, commercial voiceovers, public speaking, videography, marketing, and public relations.

Garner has also earned multiple Telly Awards for his work on both sports and non-sports related documentaries. Garner currently serves as the Sports Director and Senior Producer for ETC 3 Television in Ellijay, Georgia and has maintained a professional relationship with Georgia Public Broadcasting as a play-by-play announcer for the GHSA State football and basketball championships for over a decade.

Garner earned his M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University where he was selected for membership into the Golden Key Honor Society.


Thomas England


Adjunct Faculty

Professor Tom England 

Photojournalism instructor Thomas S. England has been shooting images of world-class news events for four decades, serving as photographer for national newspapers, magazines and corporate clients such as The New York Times, People, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic Explorer and others. England was a special photographer for former President Jimmy Carter and has also profiled many other leading world figures.

England specializes in the use of portable lighting to enhance and mimic natural light, and he is very exacting about the composition and framing of this high-quality images. Based in Decatur, he spends time in Italy each summer (pictured here in Pompeii). His portfolio is available online at

For more information

School of Arts and Humanities
Communication: Dr. Brian O'Loughlin
Communication Program Coordinator
770-720-5563 - fax 770-720-9164