Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. John Allen Hendricks has served as chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2009, and as graduate program coordinator in the department since 2013.

From 1998 to 2003, he served as Chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has 18 years of experience leading academic departments.

He is the author/editor of more than 10 books about political communication, social media and broadcasting, and is the recipient of two national book awards. His book, “Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House,” was awarded the National Communication Association’s Distinguished Book Award in 2011; and his book, “Radio’s Second Century: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives,” was awarded the Broadcast Education Association’s Book Award in 2022.

Hendricks serves as founding editor of the book series, “Studies in New Media” for Lexington Books, the scholarly publishing imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. The series has published 12 books as of 2020.

Hendricks is a past president of the Broadcast Education Association from 2015 to 2016 and served on the Broadcast Education Association executive committee and board of directors from 2009 to 2017.

He is a past fellow of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the International Radio and Television Society three times, and the National Association of Television Program Executives.

He holds a doctorate in communication with an emphasis in advertising/public relations from The University of Southern Mississippi; a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication with a minor in political science from Southern Arkansas University.

He has been married to Dr. Stacy Hendricks, associate dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education, for 30 years and they have two adult children.

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