Chuck Grant, associate professor of interpersonal communication, joined Meredith in fall 2007. He has taught in several academic communities, including East Carolina University, University of Tennessee, and University of Wakaito in New Zealand. In addition, Grant taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. His research focus is on health communication.
Degrees Held: B.S., East Carolina University, M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Courses Taught: Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Research Methods
Contact: 229 Harris Hall, (919) 760-8831, email@example.com
Carla Ross, associate professor of interpersonal communication, joined Meredith's faculty full-time in 1999 after a year as an adjunct professor. Ross has taught in several academic communities, including North Carolina State University, Palm Beach Atlantic College and Louisiana State University. She has presented at industry, community and professional meetings worldwide.
Degrees Held: B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, M.A., University of Georgia at Athens, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Courses Taught: Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Forgiveness
Contact: 205 Harris Hall, (919) 760-2823, RossC@meredith.edu
Doug Spero, associate professor of mass communication, brings invaluable real-world experience to the classroom with over three decades in the television and radio news industry. He has worked for all three network giants, ABC, CBS and NBC, and has collected more than 40 professional awards, including an Emmy for Best Investigation. By maintaining his professional contacts with both active membership and participation in the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio TV News Directors Association and Broadcast Educators Association, Spero is well positioned to direct students toward potential professional positions. He joined Meredith's faculty in 2001, after teaching at UNC-Pembroke and East Carolina University.
Degrees Held: B.A. and M.A., New York Institute of Technology
Courses Taught: Media, Culture and Society, Writing for the Media, Media Law
Contact: 207 Harris Hall, (919) 760-8092, SperoD@meredith.edu
Michiko Yamada, assistant professor of mass communication, joined Meredith's faculty in 2005. Her areas of focus includes analysis of media messages by semiotics which is the interpretation of signs. An author of Multicultural Society and Intercultural Communication, published in 2002, Yamada wrote Chapter 6: Mass Media (TV commercials) and Intercultural Communication. She has presented at numerous conferences, including the National Communication Association Annual Convention and International Communication Association Annual Conference.
Degrees Held: B.A., University of Shizuoka in Japan, M.A. and Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Courses Taught: Introduction to Mass Communication, Intercultural Communication, Communication Research Methods, Public Speaking
Contact: 209 Harris Hall, (919) 760-8803, YamadaMi@meredith.edu
Kristi Brewer has taught at Meredith since 1995. Her previous teaching experience includes 12 years as full-time communication instructor at North Carolina State University. Brewer is an active member of the Carolina's Speech Association. She is co-authoring a book on depression.
Degrees Held: B.A., Concord College, M.A., Marshall University in West Virginia
Courses Taught: Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking
Contact: 213 Harris Hall, (919) 760-2294, BrewerK@meredith.edu
Julie Mayberry has taught communication and women's studies courses at Meredith since 2002. She has also taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill and Peace College. Her teaching topics include Myers Briggs personality types, gender communication, birth order and self concept.
Degrees Held: B.A. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Courses Taught: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Gender Communication
Contact: 211 Harris Hall, (919) 760-2393, Mayberry@meredith.edu
Sally McCormick joined Meredith's faculty in 2000 as public relations instructor. A public relations consultant with her own firm, McCormick has 15 years professional experience. Her clients include UNC-Chapel Hill, United Cerebral Palsy and the YMCA. She has been awarded five Silver and four Bronze Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators.
Degrees Held: B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Georgia State University
Courses Taught: Public Relations, Event Planning
Contact: 211 Harris, (919) 760-2294