Faculty

Michael Ray Taylor, MFA

Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts
Arkansas Hall 214
870-230-5182

B.A., Florida State University; M.A., University of South Carolina; M.F.A., University of Arkansas Fayetteville.  Creative Writing, Journalism, Newspaper Advisor

Michael Ray Taylor, Professor of Mass Media Communication, teaches journalism, creative nonfiction and media law.  He is the author of several nonfiction books, published by Scribner and National Geographic, and over 100 articles in such venues as Sports Illustrated, Audubon and Discovery.com, the website of The Discovery Channel.  He has also worked as a consultant on documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery and the PBS series Nova, as well as two feature films.

Paul Glover, MFA

Associate Professor of Mass Media
Garrison Center 113
870-230-5215

Paul Glover received a BA in Communication and Broadcast Production from the University of Alabama in 2001.  He also received an MA in Communication Management from the Angelo State University in 2004 and an MAin Digital Filmmaking from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011.  He began working in radio while in 1996 at the local National Public Radio affiliate.  He has worked for CBS, ABC and FOX television affiliates and produced two documentaries screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.  Henderson Television and KSWH 102.5 FM, the HSU campus television and radio stations, have won several Pinnacle national broadcast awards.

Shannon Slatton Schwartz

Adjunct Faculty in Mass Media
B.A., Henderson State University; M.S. Syracuse University Broadcast Journalism

Shannon Slatton Schwartz has taught Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis on writing since 2003 and the online course since 2007.  She is an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported, anchored, and produced newscasts for television stations in Louisiana and Minnesota.  She also is a freelance writer and contributes to local magazines near her home outside of Minneapolis.

Steven Listopad

Lecturer in Mass Media
GCL113E
870-230-5075