Faculty

Beth Garfrerick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Beth Garfrerick

Dr. Beth A. Garfrerick
UNA Box 5007
208 Communications Building
Florence, AL 35632-0001

256.765.4247
bagarfrerick@una.edu

Education:
  • A.B., The University of Alabama, 1979
  • M.A., The University of Alabama, 2001
  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama, 2010
Research & Teaching Fields:
  • Journalism History
  • Public Relations
Current Professional Affilitations: Recent Academic Honors and Awards:
  • North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama Educator of the Year Award Recipient, 2011
Recent Presentation/Publications Highlights:
  • Scholarly paper presentation, Southern Studies: Auburn University-Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference, Montgomery, Alabama. Paper title: "The Small-Town Southern Newspaper: As in Politics, Everything is Local," February, 2013.

  • Scholarly paper presentation, National Newspaper Association 126th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Charleston, South Carolina. Paper title: "Before Bloggers there were Ploggers (Print Loggers): Community Journalism Correspondents," October, 2012.

  • Scholarly paper presentation, Southern Studies: Auburn University-Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference. Paper title: "The Role of the Community Weekly Newspaper in the Twentieth Century South," February, 2011. 

  • Article, 'Before Bloggers There Were Ploggers (Print Logger)." Grassroots Editor, Vol. 54, No. 3-4 (Winter-Fall 2012).

  • Essay, "News Syndicates Serve as Papers' 'Silent Partners'." The Media in America, 9th Edition, Edited by Dr. Wm. David Sloan, Northport, Alabama: Vision Press, 2013.

  • Essay, "Despite Canned 'News,' Influential Editors Serve Small Towns." The Media in America, 8th Edition, Edited by Dr. Wm. David Sloan, Northport, Alabama: Vision Press, 2011.

  • Essay, "The Community Weekly Newspaper: Telling America's Stories." American Journalism, Summer 2010 edition.

At UNA since: 2005