Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Director of the M.A. in Technology and Communication
Ph.D., 1993, University of Alabama
B.S., 1986, University of Tennessee
Rhonda Gibson joined the school's faculty in 2001. Her teaching areas include print journalism, sexual minorities and the media, and mass-communication theory.
Before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, Gibson was on the faculty at Texas Tech University, where she received the inaugural Wendell Mayes Research Scholar Award and the L.U. Kaiser Innovative Teaching Award. She has also taught at the University of Houston and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Her research focuses on the effects of exemplification in journalism on issue perception and the effects of images of sexual minorities in the media. Her research has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Research, Newspaper Research Journal and Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, among other publications.
Office phone: 919.843.8296
Office location: Carroll 376