S. Rushing

S. Kittrell Rushing is the Frank McDonald Professor of Communication and the head of the Communication Department at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He came to the UTC faculty twenty-three years ago from the University of Mississippi journalism faculty. His current research interests include newspapers of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He completed this year a four-year project developing for republication the of 19th century novel, A Family Secret, of journalist and educator Eliza Frances "Fanny" Andrews. The novel with Rushing's introduction was published by University of Tennessee Press in the fall of 2005. The novel follows the publication of Fanny Andrews' 1870-1872 diary, Journal of a Georgia Woman 1870-1872, which was the result Rushing's 1998 discovery in the UTC Library archives of the original Andrews diary. After more than four years of research and writing the diary was published in 2002 by the University of Tennessee Press. Rushing has been head of the UTC program for twelve years. The program serves 250 majors with seven full-time faculty. During his tenure as department head, the program received in 1996 its initial accreditation from ACEJMC. Rushing has been active in AEJMC's History Division for a number of years, and he represents the UTC program in ASJMC. His academic background includes the B.S. and M.A. in political science from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. from Ole Miss. Before becoming a college teacher, Rushing worked for more than a dozen years with Memphis television stations WMC and WHBQ as a television reporter, writer-producer, and news assignments editor. A U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, Rushing served as a radioman and cryptographer in the Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets on the U.S.S. Papago and U.S.S. Atakapa. (See: http://www.utc.edu/~krushing and http://www.utc.edu/commdept

Bibliography from Purdue University Press