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UT Tyler Department of Communication

Marsha Little Matthews

Marsha Little Matthews

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Communication
Building: HPR 266
Email: mmatthews@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7099

Degrees

  • BA, Drama/Speech, The University of North Texas, 1975
  • MA, Communication, Regent University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Educational Studies, The University of Oklahoma, 2006

Biography

Dr. Marsha Little Matthews (Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma)
serves as Associate Professor of Communication. She is Coordinator for the undergraduate program in Mass Communication, Assistant Department Chair, and member of the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Matthews teaches undergraduate courses in Media Law and Ethics, Multimedia Production, Mediated Performance, Narrative Theory, Public Relations Case Studies, and Public Relations Campaigns. She teaches graduate courses in Mass Media and Popular Culture, Literary Journalism, Narrative Theory, and New Media. Research interests include meaning making, creativity and loss, the relationship among meaning making, creativity, and critical thinking, and the role of creativity in public relations/communication campaign development. Articles have appeared in Communication Teacher, Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, and Journal of the Philosophy and History of Education. She is a member of the Faculty Learning Community on Service Learning.

Courses
Dr. Matthews teaches undergraduate courses in Media Law and Ethics, Multimedia Production, Mediated Performance, Narrative Theory, Public Relations Case Studies, and Public Relations Campaigns. She teaches graduate courses in Mass Media and Popular Culture, Literary Journalism, Narrative Theory, and New Media.

Research interests include meaning making, creativity and loss, the relationship among meaning making, creativity, and critical thinking, and the role of creativity in public relations/communication campaign development.

Duties in Department
Coordinator for the undergraduate program in Mass Communication, member of the Graduate Faculty, and Assistant Department Chair.

Articles
Articles have appeared in Communication Teacher, The Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, and Journal of the Philosophy and History of Education.

Organizations
She is a member of the Faculty Learning Community on Service Learning.

Connections
Twitter: @MCommProf
Multimedia Production Course Blog
YouTube UT Tyler MCOM
Narrative Storytelling blog:
http://www.narrativestorytellingacrossmedia.com

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