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Communication and Media Studies Program Faculty

Dr. Pam Wilson

Professor and Program Coordinator for the Communication and Media Studies Program

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. Pam Wilson brings a passion for exploring new cultures and a love for visual and written 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 in many states. 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 is a scholar and a photographer. Most of her recent scholarly work has focused on various aspects of media and cultural representation, often from a historical perspective and with a special interest in the cultural politics of regional, minority, and indigenous media representations and practices. Her edited book, Global Indigenous Media, was published in 2008 from Duke University Press, and she has numerous articles and book chapters. You can see more about her at

Wilson worked in non-profit administration for many years doing community organization, volunteer development, and public relations for Girl Scout councils in Ohio, Texas and North Carolina.

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 and a writer as well as a teacher and scholar. Her photography website is Wilson is married and has a young adult son.

Dr. Evan L. Kropp 

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies. Internship Coordinator

Evan Kropp
(770) 720-5563
Rm 178, FPAC

Teaching Specialties

Film and Television Studies, Screenwriting, Public Relations Practices, Theories of Media and Visual Culture, Media History, Professional Writing, Media Literacies


B.A., M.A., University of Hartford; Ph.D. University of Georgia

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Evan Kropp draws from his wealth of professional and educational experience to create a fun and engaging learning environment for his students. On any given day, you might find Dr. Kropp writing a screenplay along with his students, welcoming industry experts into his classroom or leading a hands-on activity.

A Connecticut native, Dr. Kropp has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida and throughout Georgia. He completed B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communications from the University of Hartford and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the University of Georgia. He also holds a Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Georgia where he received recognition for being in the top 10% of all Graduate Instructors.

Dr. Kropp’s professional experience includes more than fifteen years working with small businesses and large multi-national corporations. He even spent several years working with the prestigious Peabody Awards.

Dr. Kropp’s research interests focus on critical cultural media studies. He specifically addresses issues of disruption and innovation in media industries. His most recent projects include research about social television, transmedia storytelling and television program promotion.

In his spare time, Dr. Kropp enjoys adventure motorcycle riding and spending time with his family. On a typical weekend, you have a good chance of catching him at the local dog park with his Golden Doodle, Dunkin’ Jelly Donuts. He insists the kids named the dog, but we're not convinced that's the whole story.

Marcia Hair

Adjunct Faculty

Marcia Hair

Marcia Hair has been a part of the Atlanta community for over 40 years, as an educator, artists’ agent, corporate art consultant, and mediator. Born in Florida and educated in Georgia, she spent most of her undergraduate career at the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Georgia Debate Union, before earning her B.A. degree in Theater and M.A. degree in Communication at Georgia State University. She continued with post-graduate work in Mediation at the Manley Institute, Conflict Resolution Academy, and Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Academic interests include the structure of effective health care messages, gender and politics, public speaking, rhetorical theory, speechwriting, conflict resolution, and corporate communication. In addition to her work with architects and space planners on the arrangement of art collections for businesses and academic institutions, she currently serves as a family and divorce mediator with Cobb County Superior Court. Her specialty in mediation is in working with victims of domestic violence and families in crisis, and she currently aids pro se parties in pre-hearing negotiations in Temporary Protective Order Court proceedings.

Ms. Hair is married, the mother of grown children, and a professional grandmother. Spare time is devoted to gardening, travel, kayaking, and mountain hiking.

Stephanie Marchant

Adjunct Faculty

Stephanie Marchant

Originally from the mountains of North Carolina, Stephanie Marchant has over 15 years in the marketing communications field. She has worked for Allstate Insurance Company on both the regional and national levels and in the financial services industry, training new agents on how to implement effective marketing programs and increasing sales with innovative campaigns. She freelances for clients around the country, contributing to blogs, social media channels, and conducting brand audits.

Marchant earned her B.A. in Communication Arts from Reinhardt and her M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at the Reed School of Media at West Virginia University where she founded a virtual student union for classmates in the program and was instrumental in consulting with the administration on ways to improve communication with their online students. She has presented campaign proposals to Trout Unlimited, Ingles Markets, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Marchant is an avid wanderer and particularly enjoys exploring the rivers, food, and wines of Europe with her family. She is passionate about the Chattahoochee River, fly fishing, and fundraising for breast cancer survivors. She lives in Canton with her angler boyfriend and their three cats.

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