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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
PSW@reinhardt.edu

Teaching Specialties

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

Education

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

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 https://reinhardt.academia.edu/PamelaWilson.

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 http://www.culture-quest-photography.com. Wilson is married and has a young adult son.

Dr. Efe Sevin

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Teaching Specialties

Public Relations, Advertising, Strategic Writing, Research Methods

Education

Ph.D., American University’s School of International Service
M.A., Emerson College
B.A., Middle East Technical University

Biographical Sketch

Efe Sevin is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Reinhardt University (Georgia, US). His current research focuses on the role of place branding and public diplomacy campaigns on achieving development goals and foreign policy objectives. Prior to joining Reinhardt University, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Communication and Media Research at University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Kadir Has University (Turkey). His works have been published in several academic journals and books including American Behavioral Scientist, Public Relations Review, and Cities. His most recent book, Public Diplomacy and the Implementation of Foreign Policy in the US, Sweden and Turkey, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2017.

Efe Sevin received his Ph.D. from American University’s School of International Service, Washington, D.C. He completed his graduate studies at Emerson College, Boston, MA as a Foreign Fulbright scholar, and his undergraduate studies at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

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
JCP1@reinhardt.edu

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.

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 cherokeefocus.org