Dr. Carmen Manning-Miller, Chair
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Dr. Carmen Manning-Miller serves as chair of the Department of Mass Communications. She has held professorships in mass communication and journalism at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the University of Kentucky, the University of Mississippi, Oxford, and Savannah State University. She is a former broadcast journalist. Her research interests are women and political communication and the impact of mobile technology in the African American community.
Dr. Jamila Cupid
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Dr. Jamila A. Cupid is an Assistant Professor, teaching strategic communications courses in the Department of Mass Communications. She served as a public relations and digital media professional, with expertise in research and strategy, in New York City and Washington, DC for several years. Her research is focused in international and intercultural public relations, communications and digital media. Cupid earned a B.A. in English from Boston University, then M.A. in Human Communication and Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University. She also studied at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and University of Havana in Cuba.
Dr. Nicole Files-Thompson
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Dr. Nicole Files-Thompson comes to The Lincoln University following a Scholar-in-Residence appointment at Emerson College. Dr. Files-Thompson held the prestigious Frederick Douglass Fellowship during her doctoral program at Howard University. She worked in production on a variety of television shows from Showtime @ the Apollo to the Democratic National Convention. Her current research focuses on theoretical concerns of empowerment for African American women in popular culture and society.
Dr. Cheryl Renee Gooch, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr. Cheryl Renee Gooch is the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a former newspaper and television reporter who has taught in mass media programs since 1987. Her current research contributes to literary and ethnographic journalism. An avid genealogist, she has completed a book-length work of narrative journalism that chronicles six generations of Gooch family history from slavery to the present. Professor Gooch is an active member of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Toni Morrison Society.
She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University, an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University.
Dr. Ken Nagelberg
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Dr. Ken Nagelberg has 40 years of experience as a journalist, broadcaster and teacher. “Dr. K.” has been a radio host for both commercial and noncommercial stations, a television news videographer and a freelance television producer/director/editor. Dr. Nagelberg is nationally recognized as an expert on student-operated college radio and television stations, and was General Manager of KLSU-FM at Louisiana State University and WPSC-FM in the New York City market.