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Communication Studies


Public Relations


Dr. Philip Poe

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Print & Digital Journalism

Department of Communication
McComas Hall, Room 036
Phone: 662-325-7841
Fax: 662-325-3210


  • Ph.D. 2012; Texas Tech University, Mass Communication
  • M.A. 2009; University of Houston, Mass Media Studies
  • B.A. 2003; University of Houston, Communication-Journalism

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to News Writing & Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Beginning TV Production
  • Writing for the Media
  • Interviewing
  • Introduction to Communication

Research Interests

  • Media antecedents of health behavior
  • Disability, culture, and media representation

Representative Publications

  • Poe, P., Moseley, M., & Coats, C. (2017). “I know nothing”: Perceived barriers to healthy eating among Mississippi college freshmen living on campus. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 7(12), 12-18.
  • Poe, P. (2015). Patriarchy and “the Heisenberg Principle". in J. Wood & D. Wood (Eds.) The Methods of Breaking Bad: Essays on Narrative, Character and Ethics. McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC.
  • Wirtz, J., Ngondo, P. & Poe, P. (2013). Talking with us or at us? Religious denominations use of dialogic principles. Media and Religion, 12, 165-180.
  • Matheny, T., Poe, P., Fisher, M. & Warren, S. (2018). Chaos and stability in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. Media Watch 9 (3), 260-266.
  • Poe, P.& Moseley (2016/2018). “She’s a little different”: Autism-spectrum disorders in prime-time TV. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 73 (4), 291-313.