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Dr. Andre Nicholson

Andre Nicholson

Professor of New Media and Communication
Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts

Phone: 478.471.5789

  • Macon - School of Arts and Letters - Department of Media, Culture and the Arts
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mondays and Fridays: Available virtually by appt.
Biography: Before joining the faculty at MGA, Dr. Nicholson served nearly 21 years in the U.S. Air
Force and the majority of that time he worked as a journalist and the director of media
relations. During his time in the military, Dr. Nicholson earned an associate, bachelor’s
and master’s degree before retiring. He then entered a Ph.D. program at Howard
University in Washington D.C., and earned his doctorate in Mass Communication and
Media Studies.

Dr. Nicholson has volunteered his services to various committees at MGA, such as the
the Diversity Committee, Student Academic Enhancement Committee, the Promotion,
Tenure, and Post Tenure Review Committee, and the Title IX Committee. He also served
on the Executive Committee, where he was instrumental in the work that went into
insuring the Faculty Senate Bylaws clearly articulate the purpose and responsibilities of
the University’s Governing Committees and Boards.

Dr. Nicholson has a research trajectory aimed at examining the representation and
portrayal of African Americans in the media. He has achieved significant scholarly
accomplishments through various publications such as book chapters on the classification
of Black women in Cyberspace, and the biased reporting in news organizations. He
recently co-edited an anthology about changing the media ownership landscape with a
focus on the works of Issa Rae. Dr. Nicholson has been a part of numerous panels to
discuss his research and teaching at conferences such as the National Communication
Association, the Georgia Communication Association and the Popular Culture
Courses: Public Speaking
Oral Communication
Contemporary Cultural Studies
Introduction to Mass Communication
Communication Research
First Year Experience
Perspectives on Prime-Time TV
News Writing and Reporting (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Print and TV News Production
Human Communication
Public Relations (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Media Relations and Ethics
Crisis Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Education: Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies - Howard University
MBA - University of Phoenix
B.S. - Southern Illinois University
A.S. - Community College of the Air Force
Professional Experience: Editor – Walter Reed Society Newsletter
April 2009 - 2012

Media Affairs Director – Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
March 2005 – August 2009

Editor-in-Chief, Commando Newspaper – Hurlburt Field, FL
June 2002 – January 2005

Reporter, Commando Newspaper – Hurlburt Field, FL
April 2001 – June 2002

Professional Affiliations: National Communication Association
Georgia Communication Association
Popular Culture Association
Awards and Honors: Provost Fellow for Inclusive Teaching Practices, 2022 -2023
Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Fall 2022
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Award, Fall 2021
Governor's Teaching Fellow 2020-2021
Awarded Grant through the Association of American Colleges and Universities, LEAP program-Fall 2018
Awarded Grant through the Association of American Colleges and Universities, LEAP program -Spring 2017
Selected as a Core Teaching Mentor, Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
Selected as a Core Teaching Fellow, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Publications: Nicholson, A. (2023). Securely Shifting the Gaze on Black Men. In A. Goldman, J. Jenkins, A. Nicholson, & L. Sanders (Eds), An Anthology: Awkward, Insecure and #Winning. Peter Lang

Nicholson, A. (2018). The Biased Truth: An Objective Perspective on Nonobjective News Reporting. In J. Cubbage (Ed), Media Literacy In Higher Education Environments. Hershey, Penn: IGI Global.

Nicholson, A., Edwards, R., Keith, S., Norman, C., and Thompson, M. (February 2017) An Innovative Approach to Tackling Tough Social Issues in the Classroom. Proceedings Journal, Spring 2017.

Nicholson, A. (August 2014). The Classification of Black Celebrity Women in Cyberspace. In A. Goldman, V. Ford, A. Harris and N. Howard, (Eds), Anthology of African American Women in the Mass Media. New York, NY: Lexington.

Nicholson, A. (2012). Are Your Reasons the Same as Mine? A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of Young Adults' use of Social Media during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. LAP Publishing

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