Kent Wilkinson

Regents Professor in Hispanic & International Comm
Ph.D. University of Texas, 1995
Phone: +1.806.834.0199
Office: 252 A
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30 - 4:45, Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 and by appt.
Classes Taught: 
Undergraduate: Ethnicity, Race, Gender in Media; International Electronic Media; Rock and Roll Media; Studies in Spanish Media (TTU Seville campus).
Graduate: Administration of Communications Media; Ethnic-Oriented Media; Hispanic Media; Seminar in International Communication. Visiting professor at University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and University of Paris II (French Institute of the Press).

Research: My research focuses on international communication, Hispanic-oriented media in the U.S., and Hispanic health communication. I study how language, culture and economics interact in national, regional and global media markets. Recent publications examine the historical development of Spanish-language media in the U.S., promoting healthy diets among Hispanics in rural West Texas, and student-centered application of digital technologies in the transnational graduate classroom.
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Experience:I have been teaching since 1988 when I taught English in Cuzco, Peru. My first full-time position was at the Monterrey Tec in Monterrey, Mexico. Before coming to Texas Tech in 2006 I taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for ten years. I have been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on four funded grants at Texas Tech, and have served as a consultant in the medical translation industry.

Leadership / awards: Director, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication; Editor, International Journal of Hispanic Media; Texas Tech Teaching Academy 2010; President's Excellence in Teaching Award 2009; College of Mass Communication Outstanding Research Award 2009; College of Mass Communications Billy I. Ross Faculty Achievement Award 2008; founding graduate adviser for M.A. in Communication at UTSA; External Fellow for Dartmouth College Humanities Institute, 2000.

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