Our Faculty

Dr. J. Dean Farmer (Chair and Associate Professor) received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1999. He has been published in Southern States Communication Journal. He has given conference presentations at National Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, Carolinas Communication Association, and at the International Conference of Learning and Teaching, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professional career includes being a writer, producer, videographer, and editor in broadcast and non-broadcast television in video production. He teaches Organizational Communication, Communication Theory, Health Communication, Public Relations, Communication Internship, and Traditional Broadcasting courses.

Dr. Jessica Knapp (Assistant Professor) holds a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersection of interpersonal and health communication, and she is most interested in the way people offer social support during times of acute distress. She has been published in Personal Relationships, Cyberpsychlogy, Behavior, and Social Networking, and Oncology Nursing Forum. Dr. Knapp enjoys helping students improve their own communication skills and discover how learning about communication can help us better understand our own relationships. In addition to teaching, Dr. Knapp has worked as a proofreader in advertising and branding firms and done freelance writing for a variety of corporate clients, including Microsoft and Amazon.com.

Mr. Alan Buck (Instructor) has a Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Elon University. In addition to running Campbell Now TV, the on campus television station at Campbell, he teaches the broadcasting and new media classes. Alan started in television broadcasting at WRDW in Augusta, GA, but moved into larger markets at WHNS in Greenville, SC/Asheville, NC, and WLFL in Raleigh, NC. After years of being a News Videographer for CBS, WB and Fox affiliates, Alan moved into management and became the Director of Promotions for WTWB in Greensboro, NC. 

Ms. Rebecca Soper (Adjunct Lecturer) has a Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. She teaches Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Speaking, Communication Theory, Communication Internship, Small Group Communication and Public Relations.