- Dana 102A
John A. McArthur , Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
- Director, Undergraduate Programs
- Knight School of Communication
John A. McArthur is a professor and researcher of communication focusing on information design, proxemics (the communicativity of space), and digital literacies. He develops much of his research around using these interests for successful instructional practice. Dr. McArthur's current research includes studies of the ways that we produce and distribute information using the various media platforms, including digital environments, speeches, print documents, physical space, and social media.
His recent publications include:
- Exploring the relationship between student-instructor interaction on Twitter and student perceptions of teacher behaviors (International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012).
- Community 2.0 - at the intersection of digital media and information design (2012).
- Practical Lessons from User-Experience Design for Spaces of Learning (American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities Journal, 2011).
- Digital subculture: A 'geek' meaning of style (Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2009).
- For a full list of publications, click here.
As Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Knight School of Communication, Dr. McArthur teaches a variety of courses including the introductory courses, Integrated Strategic Communication, and courses in media and society. He also leads seminars in the Master of Arts in Communication including courses in digital and strategic communication. He is a member of and active presenter in the National Communication Association, the Southern States Communication Association and the S.C. College Personnel Association.
- B.S. - Psychology, Religion; Furman University
- M.Ed. - Higher Education Administration; University of South Carolina
- Ph.D. - Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design; Clemson University
- Graduate Teaching Award 2007 International Communication Association
- Top Paper Award 2006 SC College Personnel Association
- Lambda Pi Eta Service Award - 2011 2012 Knight School of Communication
- Top 3 Paper - GIFTS Division 2009 National Communication Association