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Patrick J. McConnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications
Chair of the Department of Communication and Performing Arts
B.A., Humboldt State University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Roma Hackney Music Building
firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.