Patrick J. McConnell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communications
Chair of the Department of Communication and Performing Arts

Dr. Patrick McConnell

 

B.A., Humboldt State University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Roma Hackney Music Building
pmcconnell@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6492

 

Dr. Patrick J. McConnell is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Barton College.  Dr. McConnell came to Barton in 2009 after three years as a visiting assistant professor of communication at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.  He previously has taught at University of North Carolina at Charlotte; the University of Georgia; the University of Utah; Queens University of Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College; and the University of Limoges, France.

Dr. McConnell holds a Ph.D. in mass communication (University of Georgia, 2005), an M.A. in liberal Studies (UNC Charlotte, 1998), and a B.A. in speech communication (Humboldt State University, 1981).  He has 20 years of experience in professional communications, including 13 years in professional baseball.  He is an award-winning sports announcer who has worked in broadcast journalism covering news and sports on radio and television, reporting and anchoring for news and sports programs, providing play-by-play coverage of professional and college sports, and serving as a sports talk show host.

Dr. McConnell’s areas of academic interest include first-amendment law, media and culture, and sports media.

 

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Patrick J. McConnell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communications
Chair, Department of Communication and Performing Arts

School of Arts and Sciences
Roma Hackney Music Building

800-345-4973 x 6492
pmcconnell@barton.edu

Richard D. Stewart, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communications

Department of Communication and Performing Arts
School of Arts and Sciences
Roma Hackney Music Building

800-345-4973 x6980
rstewart@barton.edu

Webster Struthers, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communications

Department of Communication and Performing Arts
School of Arts and Sciences
Roma Hackney Music Building

800-345-4973 x6488
wstruthe@barton.edu

Adam J. Twiss, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Director of Theatre at Barton

Department of Communication and Performing Arts
School of Arts and Sciences
Roma Hackney Music Building

800-345-4973 x6484
ajtwiss@barton.edu

Philip J. Valera, M.Mus.

Assistant Professor of Communications

Department of Communication and Performing Arts
School of Arts and Sciences
Roma Hackney Music Building

800-345-4973 x6487
pvalera@barton.edu