Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

James Trammell

Dr. Jim Trammell –

BA – Asbury College, MA – University of Georgia, PhD – University of Iowa

Teaching areas and approach:  Video Production, Studio Production, Sports Production, Telecommunications History, Religion and Media

Research interests:  Religion and Media

Current research project or creative work:  I’m currently analyzing how homosexual Christians are portrayed in evangelical Christian media, and how religiosity influences how texts are interpreted.

Favorite quote:  “God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite book:  “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Favorite movie:  Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Coolest thing you’ve done in the last few years:  My master’s thesis was on how religion is portrayed on The Simpsons.


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