Professor & Interim Chair of Criminology

Biography

Brad Yates is a professor of mass communications at the University of West Georgia, where he has been on faculty since 2000. He teaches media law, media programming and management, and all levels of film/television/video and radio production. He, too, is the founder of The WOLF Internet Radio at UWG and the faculty advisor of the University of West Georgia Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho. He was named the NBS Advisor of the Year for 2012-2013. Yates is an active member of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication and is the former chair of the Entertainment Studies Interest Group within AEJMC. He also holds membership in the Broadcast Education Association and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Yates has been selected for competitive fellowships and seminars with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the International Radio and Television Society, the National Association of Television Program Executives Educational Foundation, and the Radio-Television News Directors Foundation's Excellence in Journalism Education Project. His research interests include media literacy, mass communication education, social effects of television, and popular music. His research has been presented at national and international conferences and published in refereed journals including the Atlantic Journal of Communication, The Internet and Higher Education, Journal of Communication and Media Research, Journal of Health Education, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Learning, Media & Technology. Yates’ professional experience is in television/video production, and he holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Lynchburg College in Virginia. He also earned an M.S. in TV-Radio-Film from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 02

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: E01
    • COMM-4486 (Internship) Section: E01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 01
    • COMM-4486 (Internship) Section: E01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: 01
    • COMM-4486 (Internship) Section: E01

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • COMM-3350 (Telecom & Electr Media Industr) Section: E01
    • COMM-4486 (Internship) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    Fall 2015 Sections

    Summer 2015 Sections

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: 01D
    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 01
    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 02

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • COMM-3350 (Telecom & Electr Media Industr) Section: N01
    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-3352 (Fund of TV Production) Section: 01

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: N01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-3352 (Fund of Video Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 01

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: N01
    • COMM-4484 (Mass Comm Research Methods) Section: 01

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • COMM-3351 (Radio Program Production) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • COMM-3355 (Media Programming & Mgmt) Section: N01

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • COMM-4454 (Media Law) Section: 01
    • COMM-4486 (Internship) Section: 01