NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

University of Oregon, School of Journalism & Communication

The doctoral program in the School of Journalism & Communication at the University of Oregon trains candidates to do research on a broad array of interdisciplinary questions related to Media Studies. The school features faculty and coursework that explore the cultural, economic and political analysis of communication and society. The Ph.D. program emphasizes an appreciation of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, we also place a strong emphasis on preparation for teaching in the context of higher education.

Association of American Universities Member

 

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity"

 

Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-15: 36

 

Concentrations/Research Emphases

  • Media Institutions
  • Ethics, Law, & Policy
  • International/Multicultural Communication

Rankings

NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs

  • #55 of 83 programs in Research Output
  • #42 of 83 programs in Diversity

CIOS

  • Top Ten Research Program in 6 of 99 Research Areas

Admission Requirements

  • Not indicated

Graduate Faculty

  • Assistant Professor Jesse Abdenour, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Peter Alilunas, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Professor Tom Bivins, Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Associate Professor Carl Bybee, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor Christopher Chavez, Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Professor Pat Curtin, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Assistant Professor Nicole Dahmen, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Donna Davis, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Assistant Professor Troy Elias, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Professor Tim Gleason, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Assistant Professor Erin Hanna, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Assistant Professor Laurie Phillips Honda, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Professor Peter Laufer, Ph.D., Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Assistant Professor Ed Madison, B.S., Emerson College
  • Associate Professor Scott Maier, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Associate Professor Gabriela Martinez, Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Associate Professor Debra Merskin, Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Associate Professor Daniel Miller, Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Professor Juan Carlos Molleda, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Professor Deborah Morrison, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Dean Mundy, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Professor Julianne Newton, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Wes Pope, M.A., Syracuse University 
  • Associate Professor John Russial, Ph.D., Temple University
  • Assistant Professor Bish Sen, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor Autumn Shafer, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Professor Kim Sheehan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Assistant Professor Heather Shoenberger, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Associate Professor Gretchen Soderlund, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Professor Carol Stabile, Ph.D., Brown University
  • Professor Leslie Steeves, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor Daniel Steinhart, Ph.D., UCLA
  • Assistant Professor Alex Tizon, M.A., Stanford University
  • Professor Janet Wasko, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Professor Thomas Wheeler, J.D., Loyola School of Law
  • Professor Kyu Ho Youm, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Research Specialties : 
Intercultural-International Communication, Mass Communication-Media Studies