Faculty & Staff

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Cheryl Mann Bacon, Ed.D., APR
Department Chair and Professor; Faculty Adviser of Kappa Tau Alpha chapter; Faculty Adviser of Society of Professional Journalists chapter

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1976
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1979
Ed.D. Texas Tech University, 1991
APR, Public Relations Society of America, 1993

Phone: 325-674-2812
Email: cheryl.bacon@jmc.acu.edu


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Nathan Gibbs
Assistant Professor, General Manager of KACU-FM, Director of Broadcast Operations

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2000
M.F.A, Rensselaer Polytechic University, 2004

Phone: 325-674-2441
Email: nathan.gibbs@acu.edu


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Joyce Haley
Instructor; Faculty Adviser to Mitchell & Morris, student-run advertising/public relations agency; Faculty Adviser to student chapter of American Advertising Federation

B.S., Pepperdine University, 1981
M.S., Abilene Christian University, 2003

Phone: 325-674-2026
Email: haleyj@acu.edu


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Doug Mendenhall
Instructor and Journalist-in-Residence

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1982
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2004
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, in progress

Phone: 325-674-6675
Email: doug.mendenhall@acu.edu


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Kenneth Pybus, J.D.
Associate Professor; Faculty Adviser of The Optimist; Faculty Adviser of Society of Professional Journalists chapter

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1989
J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1992
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, in progress

Phone: 325-674-2553
Email: kenneth.pybus@acu.edu


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Jessica Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Faculty Adviser to 99 West, student-run multimedia agency

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2002
M.A., University of South Florida, 2005
Ph. D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Phone: 325-674-2045
Email:jessica.smith@acu.edu


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Cade White
Instructor; Visuals Adviser to the JMC Network, Faculty Advisor to 99 West, student-run multimedia agency

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1990
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1998

Phone: 325-674-2295
Email: cade.white@jmc.acu.edu

Adjunct & Part-Time Faculty


 

Tim Graham
Research Coordinator, Zachry Associates, Inc.

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1981
B.B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1981
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1993
Doctoral work, University of Tennessee, 1993-1996

Email: tjg05b@acu.edu


 


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Susan Lewis, Ed.D.
Vice Provost, Associate Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1992
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1997
Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2008

Phone: 325-674-2024
Email: lewiss@acu.edu

 


Joey Roberts
Communication Ministers, University Church of Christ

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1999
M.S., Abilene Christian University, 2005

Phone: 325-673-6497 
Email: jrr95c@acu.edu

 

Emeriti


Charles H. Marler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1955
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1968
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1974

Phone: 325-674-2298
Email: charlie.marler@jmc.acu.edu

Staff


 

Barbara Bush-Lamming
Administrative Coordinator

B.S. from Lubbock Christian University

Phone: 325-674-2296
Email: bsb10a@acu.edu 


 

Cara Lee Cranford
Media Sales Director

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989

Phone: 325-674-2463
Email: clc05b@acu.edu

 


 

Meagan Freeman
Director of News and Operations KACU-FM

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2012

Phone: 325-674-4939
Email:meagan.freeman@acu.edu


 

Caleb Robinson
Business Manager, Traffic Manager KACU

B.F.A. Abilene Christian University in progress

Phone: 325-674-2441
Email: cnr08a@acu.edu


 

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James Thompson
Senior Broadcast Engineer, KACU-FM and KUF-TV

Associates Degree, Community College of the Air Force

Phone: 325-674-2426
Email: jat01d@acu.edu


 

Lisa Wiggins
Academic Adviser

B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.A., Abilene Christian University

Phone: 325-674-2297
Email: lrw95q@acu.edu





 

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