Communications Department

About the Communications and Media Studies Major

Meet Our Program Director Dr. Michael Meadows

Dr. Michael Meadows is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies and also serves as Program Director for the major, as well as concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production. His doctoral dissertation examined how 1990s film genres like the thriller, the romantic-comedy, and the war film were breaking from well-worn archetypes and redefining what masculinity could be in American society. Dr. Meadow’s work has been published in American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia and been presented at numerous regional and national conferences. His video productions include Expressing Aids, a documentary co-produced for his master's thesis. The work presents both personal expressions of AIDS from people living with AIDS and artistic expressions of aids from artists seeking to educate and enlighten through theater, music, and photography.