Communication Department Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Communication Department Faculty

Tamara Brown, Chair

Tamara BrownCommunication Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication 

  • Office: VH110  
  • Phone: 580-327-8429 
  • Fax: 580-327-8185
  • Emailtlbrown@nwosu.edu

EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Work, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., May 1993, University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., May 1991, Northwestern Oklahoma State University 

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Oklahoma State License to Practice Speech Language Pathology from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Brown joined the faculty of Northwestern in August of 1998.

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • SCOM 1014 American Sign Language
  • SCOM 2763 Voice and Phonetics
  • SCOM 3113 Advanced Speech Communication
  • SCOM 3133 Interpersonal Communication
  • SCOM 3213 Business and Professional Communication
  • SCOM 3613 Small Group Communication
  • SCOM 4023 Nonverbal Communication

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • John Barton Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, 2005-2006
  • John Sheffield Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005
  • Named Chair of Communication Department, July 2005
  • Hired as Instructor of Speech at NWOSU, August 1998

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Husband, Scott
  • Children, Megan and Colton

Dr. Kaylene Armstrong

Dr. Kaylene Armstrong

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Northwestern News & RangerPulse.com Adviser

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in journalism history, December 2015, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.S. in communication, December 1997, Utah State University
  • B.A. in communication, April 1976, Brigham Young University 

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • MCOM 2113 News Reporting
  • MCOM 3103 News Editing
  • MCOM 3203 Media Photography
  • MCOM 3222 Feature Writing (Advanced Reporting)
  • MCOM 3363 Multimedia Journalism
  • MCOM 3541 Print and Online Practicum
  • MCOM 4103 Publication Design and Production
  • MCOM 4213 Mass Communication Law & Ethics

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spent 20 years as a reporter and editor at four daily newspapers.
  • First female city editor at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah.
  • Adviser to four student newspapers.
  • Author of How Student Journalists Report Campus Unrest, published in January 2018 (Lexington Books).
  • Member of American Journalism Historians Association and College Media Association.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Media history
  • Grammar nerd!

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Married to retired chiropractor Robert J. Armstrong, the other Dr. Armstrong
  • Five daughters, 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter

 

 

 

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