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Tami K Tomasello, Ph.D.

Tami K Tomasello, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Lorberbaum Hall
Room 105B
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

Fall 2023 - Student Office Hours

T,R: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
W: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

I am also available to meet via a Teams virtual appointment and kindly request advance notice of at least 24 hours.



Ph.D. Florida State University
M.S. Florida State University
B. Architecture Virginia Tech 

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Selected Publications
Spectacle in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria: Exploring Stephen Colbert's #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief fundraising campaign. Proceedings of the Georgia Communication Association.

Managing the infosphere: Governance, technology and cultural practice in motion (Temple University Press). Co-authored with Stephen D. McDowell and Philip E. Steingberg.

“New media” publication trends and outlets in communication, 1990-2004. New Media & Society. Co-authored with Y. Lee and A. P. Baer.

J.C.R. Licklider and the rise of interactive and networked computing. Handbook of research on social interaction technologies and collaboration software: Concepts and trends.

Areas of Expertise
New media; mass communication; mass media; research methods; statistics

Academic Association Membership(s)
Georgia Communication Association

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
COMM2000: Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM3101: Writing for Electronic Media
COMM4602: Mass Media & Society
COMM1110: Fundamentals of Speech
COMM3310: Communication Research Methods
COMM4300: Emerging Media
COMM1100: Introduction to Human Communication
COMM4999: Senior Seminar


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Contacting Me
Outside of office hours, I am best reached via DSC email. I regularly check email between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, excluding semester breaks and holidays.