Jeffrey Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Contact:

Office Address: BRWN 232
Phone: (281) 649-3034

jwilkinson@hbu.edu
Program Coordinator, JMC
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Faculty Advisor for "The Collegian"

Education

  • BS in Broadcasting, University of Florida
  • MA in Journalism, University of Georgia
  • PhD Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Courses Taught

  • Senior Seminar in New Media
  • Multimedia Production
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Mass Media Ethics
  • Media Law (and Regulation)
  • Reporting and Writing II
  • Feature Writing
  • History of American Journalism 

Teaching Focus

Dr. Wilkinson’s primary teaching focus is multi-platform journalism and mass media. He also teaches new media and has a strong international focus from his ten years living in China and Hong Kong. 

Additional Information

He is lead author of Principles of Convergent Journalism (Oxford University Press), now in its second edition. He is co-author on various research projects involving media industry practices, adoption of new media, and audiences of communication technologies.  

While at HBU, Dr. Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Journalism program. He performs a number of administrative tasks including curriculum review, scheduling, advising, and implementing new initiatives. 

In 2010 he was recognized as an outstanding teacher in Guangdong Province, China for his work at United International College, Zhuhai. He has top paper awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Before coming to HBU, Dr. Wilkinson was the dean of Humanities & Social Sciences for two years at UIC in Zhuhai, China. He was promoted after arriving in 2007 to head up the Journalism program there. Before becoming an academic, Dr. Wilkinson worked as a reporter, anchor, and announcer at broadcast stations in Florida. 
He has played bass and acoustic guitar in praise teams for 30 years in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Hong Kong, and Zhuhai, China.