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Jeffrey Hedrick

Assistant Professor, Communication | Communication
Ext. 6215
Location: 730


Areas of Expertise: digital journalism/technology, scholastic journalism, fake news issues, public relations, constitutional law
UAC Courses: COMM 1130 Media Writing, COMM 1610 (Intro to News Reporting, COMM 3555 Digital Journalism, COMM 3620 Student Media Practicum (Songdo Chronicle), COMM 3600 Professional Editing & Design, COMM 4590 Writing for Strategic Communication, COMM 4670 Specialty Reporting, COMM 5630 Mass Communication History
Office Location: U730

is an Assistant Professor (Journalism Lecturer) of Communication at the University of Utah Asia Campus. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University (2006) and a Master of Journalism from Temple University (2002). His areas of specialization include journalism, public relations, technology, and constitutional law. His research interests include adoption/use of mobile technologies, perceptions of fake news outlets, how smaller to midsize newspapers cover news, assessment of learning outcomes (scholastic journalism and accreditation issues), and public perceptions of online organizations (website confusion). Prior to his current position, he served at department chair for a smaller HBCU in Texas for five years and taught at an ACEJMC-accredited smaller program in Alabama. He also served as a webmaster for various organizations and was an amateur radio station DJ for eight years. Originally from southern California, he has a desire to visit all 50 states (40 thus far) and every major national park in America. His hobbies include collecting music CDs, coin collecting, and hiking. He hopes to continue visiting parks and hiking in Korea.