Department News

Zeta Phi Eta Inducts New Members

The Beta Lambda Chapter of Zeta Phi Eta at Jacksonville State Univeristy inducted 17 new members during the month of February 2018. Zeta Phi Eta is the oldest national professional fraternity of its kind and focuses on students studying communication arts and science. Zeta Phi Eta members come from a wide range of areas including broadcast journalism, digital journalism, public relations, graphic design, photography, drama, marketing, English, language studies, and political science. New members include Austin Tillison, Baily Scott, Baylee Morris, Breihan Drydon, Carlee Slay, Chase Chandler, Emily Sigmon, Eric Taunton, Kaylee Woodall, Kellie Nelson, Kiara Battle, Jay Dial, Melissa Joiner, Miranda Fairel, Peighton Jolley, Taylor Cochran, and Tyler Gay. 

Shah's work featured in Health Education & Behavior

Sayyed Fawad Ali Shah, assistant professor of communication, published an article in the December 2017 edition of the academic journal, Health Education & Behavior. Written with fellow scholars Kerstin M. Kalke, Dr. Tamar Ginossar, and Andrew West, Shah's article, titled "Sex Ed to Go: A Content Analysis of Comprehensive Sexual Education Apps," critically examines the use of mobile apps for sexual health education.

Peterson Presents at AJHA National Conference

Dr. Jason Peterson, assistant professor of communication, presented his paper, "Mississippi's Forgotten Son: Billy Barton and his Journalistic Battle for Redemption in the Closed Society" at the American Journalism Historians Association’s annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, in October 2017. Peterson's research earned honorable mention for the J. William Snorgrass Award for Outstanding Research on a Minorities Topic.