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Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD, Mass Communication (2005) - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, Communication, Culture, & Technology (1999) - Georgetown University

BA, Communication Studies / BA, History (1997) - Virginia Tech

Teaching

UC Foundation Associate Professor (2011 - present) - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Communication

UC Foundation Assistant Professor (2007 - 2011) - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Communication

Assistant Professor (2005 - 2007) - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Department of Communication

Instructor (2003 - 2004) - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Journal Articles

Simmons, Charlene (2012), "Will You Be on Our Board of Directors, We Need Help: Media Corporation, Environmental Change, and Resource Dependency Theory," Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 89.1, 55-72.

Simmons, Charlene (2011), “Converging Competitors?: Board Interlocks in the Changing Media Landscape,” Journal of Media Economics 24.4, 201-213.

Simmons, Charlene (2010), “Weaving a Web within the Web: Corporate Consolidation of the Web, 1999-2008,” The Communication Review 13.2, 105-119.

Simmons, Charlene (2009), “Dear Radio Broadcaster: Fan Mail as a Form of Perceived Interactivity,” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 53.3, 444-459.

Simmons, Charlene (2007). “Protecting Children While Silencing Them: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children’s Free Speech Rights,” Communication Law and Policy 12.2, 119-142.

Recent Paper Presentations

Simmons, Charlene (May 23, 2014), A Marriage of Foes? Radio, Newspapers, and the Facsimile in the 1930s. The Annual ICA Conference Convention. International Communication Association: Seattle, WA.

Simmons, Charlene (August 8, 2013), Generating “New” News or Recycling Old News? News Diversity and the World Wide Web. AEJMC Conference. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Washington, DC. 

Simmons, Charlene (March 11, 2011), A Marriage of Friends or Foes?: Radio, Newspapers, and the Facsimile in the 1930s (Work in Progress). 2011 Joint Journalism Historians Conference: New York, NY.

Simmons, Charlene (October 13, 2010), Tweeting to Learn: Encouraging Learning Through Social Networks. International College Teaching & Learning Conference (ITILC). Clute Institute: Las Vegas, NV. (Best Paper in Session Award)

Simmons, Charlene (August 6, 2009), Weaving a Web within the Web: Corporate Consolidation of the Web, 1999-2008. AEJMC Convention. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Boston, MA.

Simmons, Charlene (August 5, 2009), Converging Competitors?: Board Interlocks in the Changing Media Landscape. AEJMC Convention. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Boston, MA.

 

Awards

Outstanding Full-time Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences (2013). University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

ThinkAchieve Faculty Award (2013). University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (The award recognizes UTC faculty for their hard work and dedication in developing and implementing innovative classroom and experiential activities that promote active learning.)

Great Ideas For Teachers (GIFT) Finalist (2013). Oh No, Quinn’s in Trouble Again: Using Team-Based Learning and a Fictional Character to Teach Media Law, The Annual AEJMC Conference. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Washington, DC.

Best Paper in Session Award (2010). Tweeting to Learn: Encouraging spaced learning through social networks, International College Teaching & Learning Conference (ITILC). Clute Institute: Las Vegas, NV.

Great Ideas For Teachers (GIFT) Finalist (2010). Tweeting to Learn: Encouraging spaced learning through social networks, The Annual AEJMC Conference. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Denver CO.

3rd Place Faculty Paper, Communication Technology Division (2007). The Interconnected Web: Media Consolidation, Corporate Ownership, and the World Wide Web, AEJMC Convention. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Washington, DC.

 

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