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Dr. John Hendricks
Chair & Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas

Dr. John Hendricks is Chair and Professor of the Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has taught electronic media courses for nearly 20 years and has held administrative/management positions in higher education for 10 years.

He is the author and editor of eight books, which include: Keith’s Radio Station: Broadcast, Internet, and Satellite, 9th ed. (Focal Press, 2014); Presidential Campaigning and Social Media: An Analysis of the 2012 Campaign (Oxford, 2014); Social Media: Usage and Impact (co-editor, Lexington, 2012); Social Media and Strategic Communications (Palgrave, 2012);The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio (Palgrave, 2012); Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters (Routledge, 2011); The Twenty-First-Century Media Industry: Economic and Managerial Implications in the Age of New Media (Lexington, 2010); and, The Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House which received the 2011 National Communication Association’s Applied Research Division’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.

He is an active member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) since 2004 and serves on the BEA’s Executive Committee as its Vice President for Academic Relations. He served as Secretary/Treasurer from 2013-2014. From 2009−2013, he was on the BEA Board of Directors representing District 5 which includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Also, he is a past President of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA).

He has worked in both commercial and non-commercial radio. He holds a Ph.D. in communication, with an emphasis in advertising, from The University of Southern Mississippi.