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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

JEANNI ATKINS

JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM
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129 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5393
Joined UM: 02/01/1986

Areas of Expertise

  • FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUES
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS
  • MASS MEDIA LAW
  • OPEN MEETINGS LAWS

Brief Bio

Jeanni Atkins is Associate Professor of Journalism. Dr. Atkins received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1989. She joined the faculty in 1986. She teaches graduate courses in law, history and public opinion. She has presented refereed papers at international communications conferences in Australia, Jerusalem, Hong Kong , Manchester, England and Wales. Papers presented at national and regional meetings include the American Journalism Historians conferences, Western Journalism Historians conferences, regional and national conferences of AEJ/MC and intercultural conferences. She has also presented papers at the National Newspaper Association. She is the director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and publishes columns on FOI issues in papers around the state.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
MARYVILLE COLLEGE/MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE (1965)
MA
JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI (1975)
PHD
JOURNALISM
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI (1989)

Committee Memberships

Grade Appeal - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Graduate Faculty - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Tenure & Promotion - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee