Ph.D. Program

Research Research

Faculty members and doctoral students at CJC have a strong history of conducting and publishing research, both theoretical and practical, in journalism and communication fields. These efforts continue to elevate the exceptional reputation of the College that their predecessors built over the decades.

The College has had 14 faculty members receive the UF Research Foundation Professorship, a prestigious award which goes to UF faculty members who have a distinguished record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

UF Research Foundation Professors

2017 Clay Calvert
2016  Jon Morris
2015 Wayne Wanta
2014 Amy Jo Coffey
2013 Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
2012 Ron Rodgers
2011 Cory Armstrong*
2010 Juan-Carlos Molleda*
2009 Spiro Kiousis
2008 Kim Walsh-Childers
2007 Lynda Lee Kaid*

 

2006 Laurence Alexander*
2005 John Kaplan
2004 Bernell Tripp
2003 Sandra Dickson*
2002 Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
2001 James Babanikos
2000 Linda Hon
1998 Debbie Treise

*No longer at the College

The level of faculty productivity in the College of Journalism and Communications during the past six years has increased significantly. College faculty have produced more refereed conference paper presentations as well as publications. A list of refereed journals and law reviews is available here.

The menu on the right provides details on each of the College’s five main areas of study.

To view research from faculty and students, click on the links below.

Refereed Journals and Law Reviews

Dissertations

CJC at Major Academic Conferences

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