Cindy Welch is a clinical associate professor within the School of Information Sciences, with expertise in children’s and young adult literature, reading motivation, and working with youth in public and school libraries.
Professor Julie Andsager studies media, health, and public opinion.
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.
Courtney N. Wright is an associate professor of communication studies with expertise in interpersonal communication and conflict management in close relationships, instructional settings, and organizations.
Bharat Mehra is an expert in diversity and intercultural issues, as well as social justice and social equity, as they relate to libraries, library users, and the field of information science.
Peter Gross is an expert in international communication and international media, especially that of Eastern Europe. His work has taken across Europe and to former Soviet republics, as well as to Taiwan, India, China, and Cuba.
Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir’s teaching and research focus on information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, and the information industry.
A sportswriter and magazine editor in Georgia before turning to academia, Roessner is an expert in the history of mass communication, particularly sports writing, and political reporting.
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.