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
  • Address: 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
    Alva, OK 73717

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

Matt Adair

Matt AdairInstructor of Mass Communication
Strategic Communication Adviser

  • Office: JDA 234
  • Phone: 580-327-8456
  • Emailwmadair@nwosu.edu
  • Address: 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
    Alva, OK 73717

EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. Adult Education, Management and Administration, July 2013, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Mass Communication, December 2005, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • MCOM 2023 Media History
  • MCOM 3053 Principles of Advertising and Marketing
  • MCOM 3343 Sports Reporting
  • MCOM 3463 Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • MCOM 3833 Strategic Communication Writing   
  • MCOM 4123 Advanced Strategic Communication

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Radio Play-by-play Voice of Ranger Football

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  •   Sports Broadcasting 
  •   Hunting and Outdoor Recreation

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Wife, Kasey Adair  
  • Children; Kylie, Connor, and Keaton

Dr. Kaylene Armstrong

Dr. Kaylene Armstrong

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

  • Office: Jesse Dunn Annex 232
  • Phone: 580-327-8481
  • Email: kdarmstrong@nwosu.edu
  • Address: 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717

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 and 12 grandchildren.

 

Allison Zimmerman

Allison ZimmermanInstructor of Mass Communication, Broadcast Adviser

  • Office: Jesse Dunn Annex 235
  • Phone: (580)327-8465
  • Email: aazimmerman@nwosu.edu
  • Address: 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Mass Communication Media Management,  July 2011, Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Mass Communication, May 2009, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • MCOM 2123 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • MCOM 3113 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
  • MCOM 3313 Broadcast News
  • MCOM 3803 Broadcast Writing and Announcing
  • MCOM 3901 Broadcast Practicum
  • MCOM 4413 Advanced Audio and Video Production
  • SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech Communication

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Television Broadcast   

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Daughter, Brooklyn
  • Son, Zane     

 

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