John Bloodworth


Dr. John Bloodworth, lecturer in communication, teaches basic communication skills and principles of mass communication.

Throughout Bloodworth’s diverse careers as a lobbyist, criminal defense attorney and sales executive for Coca-Cola, his ability to communicate effectively gave him a competitive advantage.

He uses his experience from the corporate world to prepare students for the realities of promoting themselves in today’s job marketplace. Whether writing a resume, interviewing for a job or making a presentation, communication is the most important skill students will need to succeed in their professional life. In his classes, he provides students with the foundation they need to become well-rounded communicators.

In addition to teaching, he wrote an article, “Communication in the Youth Counterculture: Music as Expression,” published in the Central States Speech Journal, which focuses on how young protesters in the 1960s and 70’s used music lyrics, rather than traditional forms of communication, to communicate their disagreement with our involvement in the Vietnam War and other national policies.

Before coming to UWF in 2008, Bloodworth taught as an adjunct in the communication arts departments at the University of Georgia, University of Kentucky and the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. 

Degrees & Institutions:

He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech communication from the University of Georgia, and a juris doctor degree from Georgia State University.

Keywords: free speech, journalism ethics, political communication, public relations, communication law