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Carol J. Pardun
Director and Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Associate Dean
College of Mass Communications and
Information Studies

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.  

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Carol Pardun
E-mail: pardunc@mailbox.sc.edu

Office:
Phone: 803.777.3244
Fax: 803.777.4103
Room: Coliseum 4010 A&B

On the Web:

Syllabus
Jour 805 - Pedagogy: Teaching Mass Communication

August 2010
A note from Dr. Pardun: Welcome to the new year (includes video and photos)

October 2009
Pardun is new president of AEJMC

Aug. 2008
What floats her boat:
Find out what new SJMC Director Carol Pardun is all about

 
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