Faculty

Communication Studies Faculty


Dr. David K. Scott

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David K. Scott is a Professor of Communication and Media Studies. Dr. Scott received his doctoral degree in mass communication from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. He has published scholarly work in major peer reviewed journals including: Journal of Children and MediaJournalism & Mass Communication QuarterlySouthern Communication Journal; Communication Studies (2);  Social Science Quarterly; and  Communication Quarterly. He has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and public service, including: Final five finalist for the "Rose B. Johnson" SCJ Article Award (2004); The Fred Tewell Outstanding College Communication Educator by the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association (2009); "Faculty of the Year" (Research) by Northeastern State University (1997); "Weiss Award" for Scholarly Achievement by the National Educational Debate Association (1998); Named as a charter NSU Centurion (2009) by the Northeastern State University Centennial Committee that recognized 100 faculty, staff or students who made an impact over the first 100 years (1909-2009) of NSU's history.

Dr. Kris Copeland

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Kris Copeland is an instructor of Communication Studies and the Director of the speech and debate team at Northeastern State University. Kris Copeland received his masters degree in communication studies from the University of Arkansas in 2003. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, and public service, including: Forensics Coach of the Year by the Florida Community College Activities Association (2008); and the International Communication Association Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2003). Copeland has authored and presented scholarly research at the International Communication Association Conference; National Communication Association Convention; and the American Communication Association.

Sarah Turner McGowen

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Sara Turner McGowen is an Assistant  Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern State University.Turner McGowen is ABD toward her doctoral degree in communication from the University of Missouri . Professor Turner McGowen has authored and presented scholarly research at various academic conferences including the Central States Communication Association. Her research interests include organizationaland political communication and she has published her academic work in the Journal of Radio & Audio Media and a chapter in the edited book Presidential Campaigning and Social Media.

Dr. Hsin-I Sydney Yueh

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"Hsin-I Sydney Yueh is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern State University. Yueh received her doctoral degree in communication from the University of Iowa in 2012. Yueh has competitively presented her research at national and regional conferences including the International Communication Association Conference and the National Communication Association Convention. She has published research in major peer reviewed journals including Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica (Journal of Theories and Research in Education) and The Journal of Asian Studies."