Over the summer the Department of Communication saw a few changes in the department’s faculty:
Dr. McGhee to FAMU
After over 20 years at UTC, Dr. Felicia McGhee left UTC and accepted a job as Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Success at Florida A&M University. Dr. McGhee first joined UTC’s COMM department as an adjunct professor before becoming a full-time lecturer. After completing her PhD at UT Knoxville, Dr. McGhee moved to the tenure/tenure-track faculty, first as an assistant professor and then an associate professor. For the last 5 years Dr. McGhee had all served as the department head.
To learn more about Dr. McGhee’s new gig, check out: https://www.famu.edu/about-famu/news/famu-names-new-sjgc-associate-dean-of-curriculum-and-student-success.php
Over the summer Dr. Nagwan Zahry and Dr. Jessica Freeman were tenured and promoted to associate professors. Congratulations to both!
Dr. Broadway Joins Full-Time Faculty
This year, Dr. Camille Broadway will be joining the department full-time as a visiting lecturer. She will teach several different classes, including COMM 3200, Mass Communication Perspectives, and COMM 2300, Media Writing. Before joining the department full-time, Dr. Broadway served as an adjunct professor.
Dr Simmons Interim Department Head
With Dr. McGhee’s departure, Dr Charlene Simmons was named interim department head for the 2023-2024 academic year. In October the department will begin conducting a national search for a new, permanent department head.