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Dr. Dwight E. Brooks joined the School of Journalism as Professor and Director in
July 2009. Before coming to MTSU, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of
Mass Communications at Jackson State University (Mississippi) from 2005-07. Dr. Brooks
also was a faculty member of the Department of Telecommunications at the University
of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications (1997-2007). He is
an alumnus of the Journalism Leadership Institute for Diversity (JLID) and serves
on the editorial boards of several academic journals.
Dr. Brooks’ research has been published in journals that include Journalism and Communication Monographs, The Howard Journal of Communications, Journalism and Mass Communications Educator, and The Journal of Radio Studies. Brooks’ scholarship and teaching are in the areas of media diversity; media literacy; race, class and gender in media; electronic media program management; and media representations of sports and popular culture. Dr. Brooks earned a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa, an MA in communication from The Ohio State University, and a BA in speech communication from East Stroudsburg University.