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Tom Lindlof

Education Background: 
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Texas at Austin
B.A. University of Florida
Specialty Areas: 
Culture & Communication
Interpretive Research Methods
Media Audiences
Tom Lindlof

Tom earned a B.A. in English from the University of Florida, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky faculty in 1984, he taught at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Iowa.
At the undergraduate level, Tom has taught a wide range of courses in the Media Arts and Studies program. Most recently he has been teaching the introductory course in media and culture, media policy and regulation, media and popular culture, and the U.S. film industry. In the College's graduate program, he teaches seminars in advanced qualitative research methods, critical and cultural studies in media, and mass communication and society. Tom was formerly the chair of the Department of Telecommunications and has served as coordinator of the Telecommunications (now Media Arts and Studies) major program on several occasions.
His research has appeared in numerous scholarly outlets including Communication Research, Journalism Studies, Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, and Communication Yearbook. Tom has written or edited six books. Recent books include Hollywood under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars(The University Press of Kentucky, 2008), and the third edition of Qualitative Research Methods (Sage, 2010), co-authored with Bryan C. Taylor. In addition, Tom was the editor of Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media from 2000 to 2004, and has served on seven editorial boards of journals and other publications during his career. Tom is the recipient of the 2009 Faculty Research Excellence Award of the UK College of Communications and Information Studies, and the 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award of the Broadcast Education Association.
Tom is currently working on two book projects: the fourth edition of Qualitative Communication Research Methods (with Taylor), and a book tentatively titled The Pros from Dover, a study of the history and practices of the subculture of political operatives known as "advance," who are responsible for the logistics, staging, and press relations from political events.