Dr. J. Dean Farmer (Chair and Associate Professor) received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1999. He has been published in Southern States Communication Journal. He has given conference presentations at National Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, Carolinas Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and at the International Conference of Learning and Teaching, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Professional career includes being a writer, producer, videographer, and editor in broadcast and non-broadcast television in video production.
He teaches Organizational Communication, Communication Theory, Health Communication, Public Relations, Communication Internship, and Traditional Broadcasting courses.