Carol J. Pardun
Director and Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Mass Communications and
B.A., Wheaton College (IL)
M.A., Wheaton College (IL)
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dr. Carol J. Pardun is the director of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communications as of August 2008. Prior to her appointment
at USC, Pardun was the director of the School of Journalism at Middle
Tennessee State University from August 2005 through July 2008. She
has also held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill (1997-2005) and Kansas State University (1992-1997).
Pardun sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic
Media, Journalism and Communication Monographs, Journal
of Media & Religion, Simile, Mass Communication & Society,
and Journal of Advertising.
She was the co-principal investigator with Jane Brown (UNC-Chapel
Hill) from 2001-2006 for a $2.6 million grant investigating the impact
of the media on adolescents' sexual attitudes and behavior funded
by the National Institutes of Health.
Pardun's research has been published in the Journal of Early
Adolescent Research, Pediatrics, Newspaper Research
Journal, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal
of Advertising Research, Public Relations Review,
and elsewhere. Her book, Advertising and Society:
Controversies and Consequences, is published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Pardun represents the Association for Education in Journalism and
Mass Communication (AEJMC) as an elected member of the accrediting
council (ACEJMC), which oversees accrediting standards of all accredited
journalism and mass communications programs. She was president of
AEJMC from 2009-2010.
Pardun holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in mass communications,
an MA from Wheaton (IL) College Graduate School in communications,
and a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College.