Texas Tech University

Mary Stevenson Norman

Assistant Professor of Practice & Coordinator of TTU CoMC MA Programs
Public Relations & Strategic Communication Management

Email: mary.s.norman@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.4570

Office: 158E

B.A. in Speech Communications, Baylor University
M.A. in Communication Studies, Baylor University
Ph.D. in Media and Communication, Texas Tech University

Mary Stevenson Norman


Mary Norman received her B.A. in Speech Communication and her M.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from Baylor University. She was a Lecturer at Baylor University and then was an entrepreneur running her own gift store. She earned her Ph.D. in Media and Communication from Texas Tech in 2018. Her research interests include effects of gendered programming on children and gender representations in the media. She has taught courses in Communication Studies, Advertising, and Public Relations. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, travel, cooking, and antiquing.

Teaching Focus

PR 4412: PR Campaigns
MCOM 5310: Strategic Communication Planning and Writing


  • Holiday, S., Norman, M. S., Cummins, R. G., Manley, T., Holland, D. W., & Rasmussen, E. E. (in press, 2018). Television advertising's influence on parents' gift-giving perceptions. Journal of Consumer Marketing. doi:10.1108/JCM-07-2017-2274. 
  • Rasmussen, E.E. Strouse, G.A., Colwell, M.J., Russo, C., Holiday, S., Brady, K., Flores, I., Troseth, G., Wright, G., Densley, R.L., & Norman, M. (in press) Promoting preschoolers' emotional competence through prosocial TV and mobile app use. Media Psychology.
  • Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Shimkowski, J., Colwell, M. J., & Norman, M. (2018). College students' perceptions of media portrayals of divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage. 
  • Shimkowski, J. R., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Colwell, M. J., & Norman, M. S. (2017). Perceptions of divorce, closeness, marital attitudes, romantic beliefs, and religiosity among emergent adults from divorced and non-divorced families. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage. doi: 10.1080/10502556.2017.1403820

Leadership & Awards

Coordinator of TTU CoMC M.A. Programs: M.A. in Mass Communication and
M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation
TEACH Fellow 2016-2017
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship 2017-2018
E.E. & Fannie Mae Lokey Scholarship 2017-2018
J.T. and Margaret Talkington Graduate Fellowship 2015-2018
Helen DeVitt-Jones Graduate Fellowship 2015-2018