Westminster College Professor Presents Research at the Annual Meeting for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. James Rhoads, Westminster College professor of political science, presented research at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Aug. 8-12 in Chicago.

Rhoads presented "Immediate Reactions to a Film: The Structure of Subjectivity." It was part of a panel devoted to the analysis of visuality using Q Methodology and demonstrated the means by which audience reaction to a film can be shown to be measured and have structure.

Rhoads was joined on the panel by scholars from Elon University, Ball State University, Syracuse University, and the National Library of Medicine.

Rhoads, who joined the Westminster faculty in 1992, earned an undergraduate degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Contact Rhoads at (724) 946-7255 or email for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. James Rhoads, professor of political science