Robert Howard Wicks
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Wicks has interests in mass communication theory and research. He joined our department in 1994 after being on the faculty at Indiana University. He was ranked among the top 20 telecommunication scholars in a report presented at a national convention.
Media, Audiences, and Society
Human Information Processing
Political Communication and Campaigns
Seminar in Television
Media and Presidential Elections
Mass Media Cognition
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Professor Wicks’ is the author of a book on media processing titled Understanding Audiences: Learning to Use the Media Constructively. His research has been published in Communication Yearbook 15, Communication Yearbook 19, Communication Research, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Media and Religion, Revista Iberoamericana de Communication, Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook, and Mass Communication and Society.
Worked in television news as reporter and assistant news director for five years.
Worked in newspapers for three years as reporter and editor.