Communication and Media Studies Faculty
Dr. Pam Wilson
Professor and Program Coordinator for the Communication and Media Studies Program
Rm 177, FPAC
Cultural Studies of Media, Intercultural Communication, Media History, Film and Television Studies, Writing
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of Texas
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Co-author of Global Indigenous Media: Cultures, Poetics and Politics (Duke University Press, 2008)
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.
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.