Janet McMullen, Ph.D.

Professor

 

Dr. Janet L. McMullen

UNA Box 5203
121 Communications Building
Florence, AL 35632-0001

256.765.4914
jlmcmullen@una.edu

Education:
  • B.S., Ball State University, 1972
  • M.A., Ball State University, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Promoted to Full Professor, 2019

Interests: 

The cultural influence of Star Trek

Teaching: 
Political Communication

Organizations: 
Broadcast Education Association
 
Research and Presentations:   

  • Organized the "Teaching with Trek" program at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.  
    Presented "Star Trek as Modern Mythology,"  (2018)
  • "Using Star Trek to teach Media Literacy:  The symbolism of line, shape and color, or why Klingons have ridges and Tribbles don’t." (2018)
  • "Mythic Messages of Diversity in Star Trek Series from TOS to Discovery" (2018)
  • "Heroes, Mothers and Mentors" (2019)
  • "Transparent Trek: A Deeper Look into The House of Quark" (2019).  

At UNA since: 1989