Willie Tubbs


Dr. Willie Tubbs is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication.

His expertise in communications is broad and includes interactive media, message design, journalism and media relations. Tubbs’ primary area of research is media history with a focus on 20th Century American media.

In addition to his academic and teaching career, Tubbs has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, writer and reporter.

Tubbs has served in numerous volunteer capacities. His affiliations include the American Journalism Historians Association and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. For his work in academia, Tubbs has won numerous awards for teaching, presentations and papers.

Degrees & Institutions:

Tubbs received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana College, master’s degree in interactive media from Quinnipiac Universityand a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Special Interests:

Tubbs enjoys spending time Mary Beth, his wife; Scarlet, his Pomeranian; and Charlie, his cat. He is also a fan of traveling, reading classic works of fiction and weight lifting.

Keywords: Interactive media, Message design, Journalism and Media relations, Communications, 20th Century American media