Mary Tucker-McLaughlin

Dr. Mary Tucker-McLaughlin

Professor/Undergraduate Coordinator

Ph.D. Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
M.S. Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
B.S. Humanities, University of Illinois

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate courses; Multiplatform Journalism, Producing the News, Public Speaking, Intercultural communication, Communication/Global Classroom, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Internship, Media Effects, and more.

Graduate Courses: Media and Health, Risk and Crisis Communication and Health Communication Campaigns Media Effects, Health Communication

Research Interests:

Dr. McLaughlin is an author of research articles in publications including Rural Health, Nutrition, Health Communication, Electronic News and more. She was named an ECU Research Scholar Award in Spring 2021 and a University Scholar in Spring 2017.

She has served as a co-investigator for an NIH grant, a Department of Defense grant, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant. Total grant participation of more than $600,000.00.

Areas of expertise:

Health communication, public health communication and at-risk communities, geofencing and mobile display, journalism practices, public relations, media, and gender