Professor & Chair
Jamie has ten years' experience in public radio and television in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. She taught ten years in higher education and the non-profit sector before coming to UNCP in July of 2001. Here she teaches courses in audiovisual production, media writing, and media theory, law, and ethics. Jamie was chair of the department from 2003 - 2012 and resumed chair duties in 2016.
Jamie is an award-winning videomaker who has produced in a variety of corporate and news genres. Her current research interests are in intellectual property law, realism in video games, and gender in sports broadcasting. Previous research included health communication and the phenomenology of media production. She regularly speaks on topics in media pedagogy.
A recipient of a 2011 UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award, Jamie is adviser to the Mass Communication Department's live, weekly, student-produced TV newscast, Carolina News Today and "The Hawk" internet radio station. Jamie is active in university governance, currently serving on the SMART Committee, an advisory committee and resource on interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct, and, in Athletics, the Hall of Fame and Strategic Planning committees.
Jamie received the 2014 Adolph L. Dial Faculty Award for Community Service. Recent work in the community includes chairmanship of the Cable Access Channel Advisory Committee for Laurinburg/Scotland County and videography services for the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast. Nationally she is active in the Broadcast Education Association, most recently as chair of their annual faculty video competition.
Ph.D. Communication, The Ohio State University
M.S. Mass Communication, Miami University
B.A. Journalism, New York University