Inside CCI: May 28, 2019
Advertising & Public Relations
AEJMC Accepted Papers
Doctoral student Alex Carter, DeForrest Jackson Professor Mariea Hoy, and doctoral candidate Betsy DeSimone had their paper, “Social Media Engagement Tactics in Community Policing: Potential Privacy and Security Concerns,” accepted for presentation by the Communication Technology Division.
Doctoral Student Brandon Boatwright and Associate Professor Courtney Carpenter Childers’ paper, “Are Digital Natives Naïve about Digital Influence? An Exploration of Generational Differences and Understanding of Social Media Influencer Marketing,” was accepted for presentation by the Advertising Division.
Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley’s reference article on self-disclosure was published by the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of … Read more “Inside CCI: May 28, 2019”
Study Shows New Moms May be Vulnerable to ‘Sharenting’
Whether they need to commiserate about the trials of parenthood, get advice, or simply brag about their youngsters’ achievements, today’s parents often turn to an ever-ready forum: social media.
Mariea Grubbs Hoy, DeForrest Jackson Professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information, worked with Alexa K. Fox, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Akron, to study “sharenting,” a parent’s habitual use of social media to share news and images about their children. Their findings were published in “Smart Devices, Smart Decisions? Implications of Parents’ Sharenting for Children’s Online Privacy: … Read more “Study Shows New Moms May be Vulnerable to ‘Sharenting’”
After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing
Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenaline rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
Kerns been an action sports enthusiast since being introduced to kayaking through UT’s Outdoor Pursuits during her undergraduate days on Rocky Top. She later picked up canoeing and now considers whitewater canoeing her main sport. She’s traversed waterways across the United States as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Germany, France, and India.
She’s managed to translate her love for action sports—the preferred … Read more “After Whitewater Canoeing, Kerns Finds Grad School Smooth Sailing”
2019 CCI Commencement Highlights
UT Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis conferred degrees on 257 CCI spring graduates (213 undergraduate, 40 master’s, 4 doctoral) during CCI’s May 9, 2019 Commencement ceremony at Thompson Boling Arena. Summer graduates were also honored at the event.
Pinnacle Financial Partners Chairman Martha S. “Missy” Wallen (BA/CS ’73), a longtime member and former chair (2015-17) of the CCI Board of Visitors, delivered the commencement address in which she stressed the importance of fostering personal connections with others in an increasingly digital world.
Wallen said building relationships helped launch her career in the financial industry during a time when few women … Read more “2019 CCI Commencement Highlights”
Information Sciences to Launch Undergraduate Major This Fall
UT will launch the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in information sciences in the fall, Provost David Manderscheid announced today.
The program, approved by UT’s Board of Trustees in March, received final approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in May.
“Launching this program offers an exciting opportunity to build on our highly regarded graduate program, while positioning UT to recruit top students and prepare them to compete in a growing job sector,” Manderscheid said.
Faculty and administrators from the School of Information Sciences (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) have worked for more than four years … Read more “Information Sciences to Launch Undergraduate Major This Fall”
Author, Actress Danica McKellar to Narrate Imagination Library Documentary
Author and actress Danica McKellar will narrate The Library That Dolly Built, the first feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton’s book gifting program, The Imagination Library, produced by Land Grant Films in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Land Grant Films provides UT students experience in documentary storytelling while providing local nonprofit organizations with videos that can be used to raise awareness and funds. Fifteen UT students worked on the film.
“We are honored to have Ms. McKellar work with us on this important project,” said Nick Geidner, who is a JEM associate professor, the … Read more “Author, Actress Danica McKellar to Narrate Imagination Library Documentary”
Staff Profile: Gary Peterman
By Josh Witt
A beloved figure at the University of Tennessee is retiring at the end of this semester. No, it’s not the coach of one of the university sports teams, and it isn’t a member of the university administration. His name is Gary Peterman, and he’s been here longer than many of the university’s more recognizable figures.
As an advisor for UT’s College of Communication and Information, Peterman has spent 13 years helping hundreds of students navigate their college careers.
“He knows his stuff,” Haley Harbin, a senior in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, said. “It’s not … Read more “Staff Profile: Gary Peterman”
April 2019: Faculty/Staff Notes
Longtime CCI staff members Diana Hall and Gary Peterman recently retired after dedicating their careers to tirelessly helping students behind the scenes. We wish them all the best in their retirement!
Hall served as administrative services assistant to the CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs and worked at UT for 26 years (1992-2018). Her primary work was with graduate students, assisting them from recruitment through graduation. She retired earlier this year but continued to work part-time to help out until her successor, Margaret Taylor, was in place.
Peterman retired after 31 years at UT (1976-81, 1990-94, 1995-2019). He … Read more “April 2019: Faculty/Staff Notes”
2019 CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?
Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career.
As graduation season returns to Rocky Top, here’s a look at the outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major including their future plans and how thier majors prepared them for professional careers.
OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING GRADUATE
Matthew Meyers (Memphis, Tennessee)
“I am waiting to hear back from agencies to get quality assurance job, but ultimately move to New York.”
How did your program prepare you for your career?
“I think that the degree … Read more “2019 CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?”
2019 CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?
Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career. As graduation season returns to Rocky Top, here’s a look at the outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major including their future plans and how their majors prepared them for professional careers.