Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Adjunct Faculty
Prof. Leslie Hill
BA, with Honors, Stanford University
The American Film Institute
Professor Hill is an accomplished director with credits including “L.A. Law” and “Rescue 911.” She is a producer and director of a number of children’s films and documentaries. She has received EMMY awards and Cine Golden Eagle and DGA awards. She has taught at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, UCLA, and Stanford University.
Prof. Laurie Phillips
ABD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA Advertising, University of Texas at Austin
BS, University of Mary Washington
Professor Phillips is a strategic communication scholar who has published in a variety of refereed journals. She is interested in conceptions of race and gender on image appeal in advertising and motivations for corporate social responsibility. She has worked professionally as a research manager for a major consumer marketing firm.
Dr. Dean C. Smith
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MSL, Yale University
BM, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
A communication law history and first amendment scholar, Dr. Smith received the Nafzier-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for the outstanding dissertation in Communication from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. He also worked as a reporter for a number of newspapers over a period of 20 years, including The Charlotte Observer, the New York Times and USA Today.
Prof. Andrew Young
MFA, Yale School of Art
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Mr. Young is an accomplished games designer and art director with numerous entertainment and serious games to his credit, including Pat Sajak’s Lucky Letters and Merlin’s Quest. His art and graphic design has been featured by such clients as Coco-Cola, Budweiser, ESPN and Disney Interactive.