Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and the Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, has served in four presidential administrations and is an expert in media law, digital economy, the media industry, and the US government.
Mark Harmon has been a Knox County Commissioner, candidate for Congress, TV news producer, and radio reporter and host.
Michael Palenchar’s research interests include risk and crisis communication, issues management, community awareness of emergency response protocols and manufacturing risks, community right-to-know issues, front groups, and social media during risk situations.
The director of a planetarium before turning to academia, Mark Littmann is a journalism professor whose expertise is in science writing and astronomy.
Nick Geidner is an assistant professor of journalism whose interests include social media, including how it is used in television and influences politics; new technologies in journalism; and military reporting, focusing on the Medal of Honor.