Dr. Barry P. Smith

Professor and Chair of Communication


107 Cromwell
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(662) 241-6248

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Ph.D., University of Alabama

Academic training in Communication theory, processes and effects. Research interests include media effects & cognition, political communication, and entertainment theory (especially in the area of new media, such as the Web and video games). Research presentations before Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Southern States Communication Association (SSCA), Southwest Education Council for Journalism & Mass Communication (SWECJMC), American Academy of Advertising (AAA), and Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR). Elected officer in SSCA. Published research on video games and political communication. Experience in television production, audio production, and graphic design.

Courses taught:
COM 102 -- Introduction to Mass Communication
COM 103 -- Introduction to Media Technology
COM 200 -- Writing for the Media
COM 210 -- Advertising
COM 250 -- Newsgathering
COM 299 -- Special Topics: Science Fiction Film
COM 307 -- Advanced Writing for the Media
COM 310 -- Digital Culture
COM 320 -- Mass Communication and Society
COM 325 -- Visual Design
COM 410 -- Media Law & Ethics
COM 425 -- Advanced Visual Design
COM 431 -- Video Production
COM 454 -- Video Games and Entertainment Media
COM 465 -- Communication Senior Seminar
UN 101 -- Introduction to College Life