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Communication Faculty

Dr. Evan L. Kropp 

Assistant Professor of Communication and Internship Program Coordinator

Evan Kropp
(770) 720-5563
Rm 178, FPAC
ELK@reinhardt.edu

Teaching Specialties

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

Education

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 experiences to create a fun and engaging classroom experience 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 learning activity.

A Connecticut native, Dr. Kropp has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida and various areas of 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 family owned businesses and large multi-national corporations. He even spent several years working with the prestigious Peabody Awards.

Dr. Kropp’s research interests concentrate on critical cultural media studies. He specifically focuses on issues of disruption and innovation in media industries. His most recent projects focus on 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.

Dr. Pam Wilson

Professor and Program Coordinator for Communication

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

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 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.

Professor Larry H. Webb

Assistant Professor of Communication

Professor Larry Webb
(770) 720-5630
Rm 180, FPAC
LHW@reinhardt.edu

Teaching Specialties

Digital Video Production, Screenwriting, Producing and Directing

Education

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, Portugal 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.

Larry Blase

Adjunct Faculty

Larry Blase 

Larry Blase has enjoyed over 25 years in the communications industry, from his first paying gig "running the board" at a tiny AM news-talk radio station in St. Petersburg, Florida to executive producer of a daily news program seen around the world on the CNN networks. Along the way, Blase produced live TV coverage of the first Persian Gulf War and produced/directed the pop culture phenomenon Trading Spaces.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Blase serves as a national Emmy Awards judge and is a ten-time national Emmy nominee. He is the recipient of a Music Journalism Award and was twice a medalist at the New York Festivals Film & Video Awards. Blase is currently a U.S.-based consultant to the networks of TV2 Denmark.

 

 

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 http://www.englandphoto.com

Dave Garner

Adjunct Faculty

Professor Dave Garner
dgarner@ellijay.com

A native of North Georgia, Dave Garner has 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.

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
JCP@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. 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 cherokeefocus.org

 

 

For more information:

School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Pam Wilson
Communication Program Coordinator
770-720-5578 (o) 770-720-5602 (f)
email: PSW@reinhardt.edu