Stephen Perry, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Journalism

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Political Communication



Dr. Stephen Perry is the Associate Dean for Academics and Professor in the School of Communication and the Arts, and teaches research methods and philosophy & communication courses in the Ph.D. and MA programs in Communication Studies, Strategic Communication, and Journalism.

He previously spent 17 years on the faculty at Illinois State University, and he served as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Mauritius in the Republic of Mauritius. He is a broadcast historian, media effects scholar, and has published studies on media technology.

Perry earned an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. He has published 25 journal articles, eight book chapters, and three books. His articles have been published in the Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Radio Studies, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Convergence, and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly among others. He edited the journal Mass Communication and Society from 2008-2013. His professional media experience has included television, radio, print, and political public relations. He has also served as an elected public official.


Treyes Award (Mass Communication and Society Division Service Award) (2013) Given for a career of dedicated service to the AEJMC Mass Communication and Society Division.

Fulbright Fellow (2004-2005)

Lecturing/Research award to the University of Mauritius in Reduit, Mauritius for 10 month academic year.

Research Initiative Award (2000), Illinois State University

Competitive award to junior faculty who show significant accomplishments and a promising research agenda.

NATPE Faculty Fellow (1999) Competitive selection to attend the Annual Convention of the National Association of Television Producers and Executives, New Orleans.


Perry, S. D. (2014). "CBS's long distance radio experiment: Broadcasting the Adventures of Admiral Byrd from Little America." Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 21, 80-95.

Perry, S. D. (2013). "The meaning of contemporary Christian music for Evangelicals." In Robert H. Woods (Ed.) Evangelical Christians and popular culture: Pop goes the culture (vol. 2, pp. 119-132). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.

Bissell, K., & Perry, S. D. (Eds.) (2013). Olympics, Media, and Society. London: Routledge.

Perry, S. D. (2013). "The demise of live radio entertainment in the Heartland: A case study." Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 20, 134-150.

Moore, M. & Perry, S. D. (2012). "Oughts vs. ends: Seeking an ethical normative standard for journal acceptance rate calculation methods." Journal of Academic Ethics, 10, 113-121.

Perry, S. D. (2011). "Radio promotion history: Crafting image and loyalty via philatelic ephemera." The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 9, 145-159.

Perry, S. D., Trunnell, D., Ellis, C., & Kazoleas, D. (2009). "Commercial quality influence on perceptions of television news." Electronic News, 3, 32-51.

Perry, S. D. & Lee, K. C. (2007). "Mobile phone text messaging overuse among developing world university students." Communicatio, 33(2), 63-79.

Perry, S. D. (2007). "Tsunami warning dissemination in Mauritius." Journal of Applied Communication Research, 35(4), 399-417.

Baldwin, J., Perry, S. D., & Moffitt, M. A. (Eds.) (2004). Communication Theories for Everyday Life. Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.


Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Religion and Media Interest Group, Mass Communication and Society; Broadcast Education Association, History Division, Vice Chair 2013-2015, Management & Sales Division, International Division, Radio and Audio Media Division; Religious Communication Association, Mass Media Division; New England Historical and Genealogical Society

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Doctoral Program in Communication

Professor and Research Fellow

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Director, School of Communication & the Arts

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Producing Artistic Director of Tidewater Stage

Associate Professor

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Strategic Communication

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Media and Arts


757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence

Director of Choral Activities

Department of Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Department Chair, English

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Jeremy Painter, D.Litt.

Assistant Professor, English

Director of University Writing Center

757.352.4144 jerepai@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Chair of Communication and Arts Department



757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor, Communication and Arts

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu


Alexis Akridge, B.A.
Jayson Akridge, MFA
Blair Allen, M.A.
Stuart Bennett, MFA
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
David Brush, M.A.
Alison Bugg, MFA
Kara Burk, B.A.
Michael Burnett, MFA
Heidi Campbell
Bethany Cragin-Day, MFA
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Courtney Jackson, M.A.
Stanley Jeter, M.A.
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Richard Klein, M.A.
Andrew Lease, MFA
Leon Leonidoff, B.A.
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Delceno Miles, M.A.
Stacey Miller, MPW
Robert Millett, MFA
Renee Mitchell, B.M.
Marc Newman, Ph.D.
Macayla Nicolaison, J.D.
Ryan Pace, MFA
Lionello Partible, A.A.
Kay Lynn Perry, MFA
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
April Poland, MFA
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Nancy Prodnuk, Ph.D.
Charles Reese, MFA
Jason Rodriguez, MFA
Katharine Salsbury, MFA
Michael Salsbury, MFA
Clyde Santana, MFA
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Kristie Stahl, M.A.
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.
Gorman Woodfin, MFA