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Patricia F. Sanders, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Patricia F. Sanders
UNA Box 5070
201A Communications Building
Florence, AL 35632-0001

256.765.4780
pfsanders@una.edu

Education:
  • B.S., University of North Alabama, 1982
  • M.A., University of North Alabama, 1994
  • Ph.D., Regent University, 2008
Research & Teaching Fields:
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Digital Media and Technology
  • Radio-Television and Interactive Media
  • Diversity and issues related to communicating across different audiences, inclusion, perceptions, prejudices and stereotypes.

Current Professional Affiliations:
  • Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
  • Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association Board of Directors
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
  • National Broadcasting Society- Alpha Epsilon Rho
  • Communications Coordinator for Broadcast Education Association Multicultural Division. 2016 to present.
  • Society for Professional Journalists, National Education Committee Member.  2014 until present.

Recent Academic Honors and Awards:
  • Advisor of the Year, National Broadcasting Society- Alpha Epsilon Rho, 2010-2011
  • Recognition for Outstanding Leadership as Black Faculty & Staff Association President, 2010-2011

Recent Presentations/Publication Highlights:

  • Whoever Said You Have to See It to Believe it Should Know:  Storytelling Through Audio is the GOAT (Greatest of All Times)! Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2016. 
  • War Room Parallels:  Superheroes and Spiritual Warfare. Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2016.
  • Staying Connected:  Radio’s Role in African American Communities, Three Southern Stations. Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2015.
  • Best Practices in Student Audio. Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2015.
  • Sanders, Pat (2014). Education Toolbox:  Curriculum needs advanced audio training. Quill Magazine. November/December. Vol.102: 6.
  • Journey to China: Communications Students Experience the Far East Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2014.
  • Beyond the Classroom: Running a media club, field experiences and Internship opportunities!” Panelist.  Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2014.
  • Sanders, Patricia F., & Cain, Butler (2013). Utilizing technology to communicate with diverse groups. Joe’l P. Lewis, Andre’ Green & Daniel W. Surry (Eds.), Technology as a tool for diversity leadership: implementation and future implications, Information Science Reference (IGI Global).
  • Book Chapter, Sanders and Cain, "Utilizing Technology to Communicate with Diverse Groups," Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications, 2013.
  • "The Diminishing Role of Radio in 21st Century Broadcast Curriculum," Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2012.
  • Moderator and Panelist, "The Radio Star: Is it Seizing Its Opportunity to Shine During Natural Disasters?" Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2012.
  • "HD: High Diversity, Incorporating Diversity into Pedagogy," Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011.
  • Surviving Multimedia Boot Camp, Journal of Media Education, July 2010.
  • "Support for Bricks and Mortar Studios: Do Colleges and Industry Support the Idea?" Panel Presentation, Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2010.

At UNA since: 1999