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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

MARK KENNETH DOLAN

JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA
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134 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5397
Joined UM: 08/17/2004

Brief Bio

Dolan earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2003. His dissertation was titled, “Cathartic Uplift: A Cultural History of the Blues and Jazz in the Chicago Defender, 1920-1929,” and his research areas include black press history, journalism as literature, mass media history, historical research methodology, popular culture, legal history and cultural history of American newspapers. Dolan’s work has recently appeared in the fall 2007 Second Annual Music Issue of Southern Cultures, published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. He has written for several daily newspapers, including the Savannah Morning News, the Naples Daily News, and The (SC) State. Highlights from his newspaper work include interviews with novelists Toni Morrison, Reynolds Price, and Salmon Rushdie and bluegrass legend Doc Watson. He has presented research on the black press at annual conventions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA). His teaching interests include editing, communication law and feature writing. He has edited two student-written feature packages for the Pulitzer Prize winning Sun-Herald (2006) and has also generated a student-written magazine, Your New Albany (2005).

Degrees

MA
ENGLISH
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA/COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (1985)
PHD
MASS COMMUNICATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA/COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (2003)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Diversity Committee - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Faculty Activity Report Task Force
Task Force
Faculty Advisory Council for BGS Degree
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University Standing Committee
Scholarships Committee - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Tenure & Promotion - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee