Communication Department Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Communication Department Faculty

Tamara Brown, Chair

Tamara BrownCommunication Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication 

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

Erica Miller

Erica MillerInstructor of Mass Communication
Strategic Communication Adviser

EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. School Counseling, May 2013, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. Adult Education, Training and Development, December 2008, University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S. Mass Communication, May 2005, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • MCOM 3463 Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • MCOM 3521 Strategic Communication Practicum
  • MCOM 3833 Strategic Communication Writing   
  •  SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recipient of the National School Public Relations Association's "35 under 35" in 2012
  • Graduate of Leadership Chickasha
  • Named "Professional of the Year" at Canadian Valley Technology Center in 2014
  • While a student at Northwestern was a founding sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Long distance running (have completed five half marathons and three full marathons)
  • Traveling
  • "Upcycling" furniture
  • Spending time with my nephews

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Parents, brother, sister-in-law (NWOSU Nursing grad), and two nephews

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 and 12 grandchildren

 

Dr. Luis Rocha Antunes

Dr. Luis Rocha AntunesAssistant Professor of Mass Communication, Broadcast Adviser

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Film Studies,  2017, University of Kent (Canterbury, England)
  • Ph.D. Aesthetics,  2017, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)
  • Research Fellow, 2014, Harvard University
  • M.A. Communication Sciences (Film & Television Studies),  2010, New University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • B.A. Portuguese Language and Culture, 2007, University of Lisbon (Portugal)

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Published a book: The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics. Intellect Books/The Chicago University Press
  • The book was nominated for “Best Monograph Award Nomination. The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies”
  • Recipient of “The Faculty of Humanities Prize for Postgraduate Research, University of Kent” in 2017
  • I have helped many of my students to start their careers as multimedia journalists and news anchors for local television stations.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • I grew up playing soccer and still love it today. I follow most European leagues.
  • I really like technology and try to stay up to date with new developments especially in what comes to audiovisual technology.
  • I love video and photography.
  • Also love watching movies.

FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Wife, Amy
  • Daughter, Isabella
  • I am originally from Portugal, I have lived in 5 different countries and I love teaching and working with young bright minds.

 

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