Jessica Smith

Phone: 325-674-2045
FAX: 325-674-2139
Post address: ACU Box 27892, Abilene, Texas 79699
Office: Don Morris 316

  • B.S. in journalism, Abilene Christian University, 2002
  • M.A. in mass communications, University of South Florida, 2005
  • Ph.D. in mass communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010


Teaching experience

  • Associate professor of journalism and mass communication, Abilene Christian University, 2013-present
  • Courses taught include Introduction to Visual Media, Writing for Electronic Delivery, Electronic Media Principles, Publication Design, and Electronic Publishing.
  • Assistant professor of electronic media and communications, Texas Tech University, 2009-2013
  • Courses taught include Electronic Media and Society, Principles of Digital Media Production, Writing for Electronic Media, Electronic Media Operations, and Web Design and Interaction.


Professional experience

  • Assistant director, ASNE High School Journalism Institute, Tampa, Fla., 2005-2006.
  • Copy editor, The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Fla., 2002-2004
  • Dow Jones editing intern, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn., 2001
  • Reporting intern, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C., 2000
  • Editor, Optimist, Abilene Christian University, 2000-2002



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