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Dr. Christopher Gearhart

Dr. Christopher Gearhart
Department Head, Associate Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394E 

Tonya Jurado

Tonya Jurado
Administrative Assistant IV
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394P

Robert Anderson

Dr. Robert Anderson
Associate Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394C

Liza Benedict

Dr. Liza Benedict
Assistant Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394T

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Mr. Winston Dawson
Director, Texan Debate
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394 S

Dr. Jennifer Edwards

Dr. Jennifer Edwards
Director, Rural Communication Institute
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394U


Ms. Prairie Endres-Parnell
O. A. Grant Building, Room 394B

Dr. Karley Goen

Dr. Karley Goen
Associate Professor
Director, Legendary Weddings & Special Events
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394J


Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason

Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Professor
Thompson Student Center room 218-i

Dr. Tracey Holley

Dr. Tracey Holley
Assistant Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394G

Dr. Cristi Horton

Dr. Cristi Horton
Associate Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394H

Dr. Charles Howard

Dr. Charles Howard
Associate Professor
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394A

Mr. Austin Lewter

Mr. Austin Lewter
Instructor, Journalism & Broadcasting
Director, Texas Center for Community Journalism
Advisor, Texan News Service
O.A. Grant Building, Room 396

Dr. Sarah Maben

Dr. Sarah Maben
Associate Professor, Administrative Coordinator for External Communications
Editor, Journal of Social Media in Society
Fort Worth Building 1, Office 335


Dr. Paul Stafford

Dr. Paul Stafford
Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Program & Speaking Center
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394F

Dr. Cessna Winslow

Dr. Cessna Winslow
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Public Relations & Social Engagement 
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394E

Mr. Kirk Wise

Mr. Kirk Wise
Instructor, Sports Communication
O.A. Grant Building, Room 394L

Faculty News and Research

Prairie Endres-Parnell

Endres-Parnell celebrates two-year ISEB presidency

Prairie Endres-Parnell is completing a two-year presidency of the International Society for Educational Biography. Read the news release

Infographic on Dr. Edwards' NCA research

NCA bound: Edwards to present research

Dr. Jennifer Edwards will present her research on rural communication at the National Communication Association later this fall.
Infographic on Prof. Endres-Parnell's NCA presentation

NCA bound: Endres-Parnell to present

Instructor Prairie Endres-Parnell will present her teaching innovations at the annual National Communication Association convention. 

Infographic about Dr. Goen and Richey's NCA presentation

NCA bound: Goen, Richey to present

Dr. Karley Goen and Dr. Del Richey will present their research with TCU co-authors at the National Communication Association this fall. 

Dr. Jennifer Edwards

Edwards named to expert panel on public health

Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards has been appointed to the Transformative Educational Models and Pedagogy expert panel that will seek to identify and promote concrete strategies to strengthen education for public health. The expert panel will inform Framing the Future: Education for Public Health 2030, an initiative of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
Infographic with Helvie-Mason, Tabors and Maben

Comm profs to present on mentoring at international conference

Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Dr. Christy Tabors, and Dr. Sarah Maben will present "Ascending women: Challenging the one-way career path in higher education" at the ISEB/SOPHE conference in St. Louis, September 30 – October 2.
Graphic with Gearhart and Maben

Gearhart, Maben share preliminary findings

With a grant from the Arthur W. Page Center, Dr. Chris Gearhart and Dr. Sarah Maben conducted research on what stakeholders really expect from organizational social media accounts. Read about prelimary findings on the Page Center blog.
Dr. Jennifer Edwards

Edwards publishes research on crisis comm

Congrats to Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Professor, Communication Studies, who just published a chapter titled, "Economic feedback loops: Crisis communication methods and exhibited by the travel and tourism industry during the Covid-19 pandemic," in a new book about pandemic communication.

Drs. Goen, Richey and Sawyer

Experts to present in Seattle

Dr. Del Richey and Dr. Karley Goen, along with co-author Dr. Chris Sawyer, will present at the National Communication Association this fall in Seattle. Their research project is titled, "Distress Tolerance among Novice Speakers during Public Speaking Practice Sessions."

Dr Horton and Maben

Profs selected for grant cohort

Dr. Cristi Horton and Dr. Sarah Maben have been selected for the Tarleton Summer Research Cohort. As part of the process, they will seek national-level grants to support their research and student participation in the research process.

Dr. Rosalinda Ortiz

Ortiz wins dissertation award

Dr. Rosalinda Ortiz was awarded the 2020-21 Dissertation of the Year honor by Ball State University for her research on the Latino student’s transition from dual credit programs to the first year at a 4-year university. At Tarleton, Dr. Ortiz teaches COMM 1315-Public Speaking courses.

Research News Graphic

Endres-Parnell, Helvie-Mason publish research

Prairie Endres-Parnell and Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason have new research published in the Journal of Texas Women School Executives. Check out their research on imposter syndrome in Vol. 6. 

Lora Helvie-Mason

Helvie-Mason wins statewide award

Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Communication Studies Professor and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Tarleton State University, has been named the Texas Women in Higher Education’s Institutional Representative of the Year for 2021. Read more on this news release.

Cessna Winslow

Winslow, students help CTFS

Dr. Cessna Winslow’s applied public relations and event planning course practiced their event management skills on Cross Timbers Family Services’ Better Beginnings Brunch event that raises awareness and funds to support its mission to provide hope, help and healing to victims of violent crime in Erath and surrounding counties. Dr. Winslow, assistant professor, was also the featured speaker for the event.

Richey and Goen publish article

Richey, Goen publish new research

Dr. Delwin Richey and Dr. Karley Goen have published research on student reactions to evaluation in speech courses. Check out their research in Basic Communication Course Annual. 
Dr. Winslow and Dr. Maben photos

COLFA Faculty Award Winners

Dr. Cessna Winslow received the COLFA Faculty Excellence in Student Success Award and Dr. Sarah Maben received the COLFA Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award.