MEET THE FACULTY – Carol Cooper
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
Chair, Department of Mass Communication
Ph.D. Communication and Media Studies, Loughborough University, UK, 2015
M.A. in Film and Television for Education, London Institute of Education, 1986
B.A. Hon In Drama and Religious Studies, Southlands College, University of London, 1980
PGCE in Religious Studies and Geography (secondary teaching certification, UK) 1981
School: School of Business and Professional Studies
Phone: (248) 218.2033
HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:
- Christian Creative Arts Association, USA
- All Star Cast in Texas Region IV Community Theatre Competition
- Media consultant, Christians in Education, UK
- Representative for Baptist Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
- Fall 2012 Adviser, online edition of The Shield; student publications of Rochester College
- Faculty advisor, KSHU 90.5 The Kat, Sam Houston State University
- Adjunct Instructor, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas – Department of Mass Communication and Department of Theatre and Dance
- Drama teacher, School for Performing and Visual Arts at University Heights Baptist church, Huntsville, TX
- Drama teacher, enrichment summer school, Huntsville Independent School District program in Huntsville, TX
- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Discovery Days Preschool of the University Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, TX
- Special Instructor of Television, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
- Media Librarian, Estep Library, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
- Peripatetic Department Chair of Religious Education, Inner London Education Authority, London, England
- Production Assistant, Pergamon Educational Productions, London, England
- Acting Department Chair, Religious Education, and Drama teacher, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Girls School, London, England
Carol’s interest in mass communication began as a pre-teen when she traveled to Zambia with her parents and brother on a church music mission trip. She moved to England after 10th grade and lived there for 15 years. Carol taught public school for five years in inner city London after completing her postgraduate certificate in education. She enjoys travel, writing, reading, and is passionate about theatre, whether directing or onstage or behind the scenes. Any opportunity to share these activities with Carol’s two daughters, or other family and friends, who are spread between two continents, is an added blessing.
- “How the Cell Phone Is Changing the Nature of the Classroom Environment” Alliance of Universities for Democracy; AUDEM: International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy, Vol. 2. (2010).
- “The Blurring of Mass Communication – Generation Net and the Cell Phone.” American Communication Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2009 http://www.acjournal.org/
- “What Preschoolers See on TV.” ParentLife magazine, August 1997, (LifeWay Press, Nashville, TN).
- Contributing writer to ParentLife magazine, LifeWay Press, Nashville, TN (1996-1999)
- Preschool curriculum writer for preschoolers in START magazine. Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, AL. The curriculum promoted diversity and global cultures (1997-2005).
- Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM), Pecs, Hungary – Paper: Power in Their Pockets – American Teen Culture and the Use of Cell Phones in University Classrooms (2010).
- Summer Conference at London University Institute of Education – Paper presenting my dissertation proposal: “Do Good Things Come in Small Packages? American Youth and the cell phone.” (2006)
- Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM), Pecs, Hungary – Paper: Selling a Dream: Decoding Democratic and Consumer-oriented messages in American Popular Film (2005).