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School of Communication

Innovative Media and Digital Ethics

The School of Communication stands at the intersection of digital ethics and innovative media. We believe emerging technologies deeply connect with audiences through the art of storytelling. New media also presents new ethical challenges. Our creative community meets these challenges through hands-on experience informed by a strong liberal arts core. We prepare students to become excellent communicators, active listeners, critical thinkers, bold leaders and responsible storytellers. Our students are challenged to meet new media boldly while building essential principles and values. Lipscomb University students are prepared to be:

Excellent Communicators
Active Listeners
Critical Thinkers
Bold Leaders
Responsible Storytellers
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Undergraduate Programs

Whether you want a degree that offers a variety of career options or have a specific vocational calling, you can find a major that fits your needs. Knowledge about communication theory, individual behavior and social structures have practical application in all areas of personal and professional life.

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Executives in Residence

At Lipscomb, you’ll enjoy small classes taught by scholars and practitioners, and you’ll put theory into practice from your first class to your final portfolio. Whether you want to become a sports media expert, social media manager, advertiser, journalist, or public relations professional, we’ll help you find your mission and forge a path to accomplish your goals.

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Internships and Field Experiences

Every major in the School of Communication is required to complete at least one internship. Lipscomb communication students have interned at dozens of locations in the last several years, including Bridgestone, CMT, the Dell Corporation, Dallas Mavericks, the Disney Corporation, The Emmys, Frist Art Museum, the Golf Channel, Gospel Music Association, Governor of Tennessee, iHeart Radio, Make-A-Wish Foundation, MP&F, Nashville Predators, Nashville Soccer Club, Nissan of North America, Seigenthaler Public Relations, Seacrest Studio, Sony Music Nashville, Tennessee Titans, Thomas Nelson Publishers, The Tennessean and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital among many others. Moreover, Lipscomb University offers a number of global learning opportunities valuable to communication and journalism majors, including programs in London, Vienna, Chile, China, Washington, D.C., and New York.

School of Communication Faculty

  • Paul Gibson

    Paul Gibson

    Radio Assistant

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  • Sarah Gibson

    Sarah Gibson

    Professor and Chair, Department of Communication and Journal

    Sarah Gibson earned her B.S. in Electronic Media from Abilene Christian University and her MFA in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas...

    Meet Sarah Gibson
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    Alan Griggs

    Associate Professor

    Associate Professor Alan Griggs is a senior manager of communications with diverse experience including television news reporting and management, political and corporate communications and teaching. He is currently Associate Professor in...

    Meet Alan Griggs
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    Jimmy Mccollum

    Professor

    Dr. Jimmy McCollum graduated from Lipscomb in 1987. He earned his M.S. in journalism at the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Alabama....

    Meet Jimmy Mccollum
  • Brian ONeal headshot

    Brian O'Neal

    Director, Operations and Engineering

    Meet Brian O'Neal
  • Demetria Kalodimos headshot

    Demetria Kalodimos

    Adjunct Faculty

    Demetria is a career broadcast journalist with decades of experience as a primary evening news anchor, investigative reporter and documentarian. She has won some of the most significant awards in...

    Meet Demetria Kalodimos

Undergraduate Programs


Whether you want a degree that offers a variety of career options or have a specific vocational calling, you can find a major that fits your needs. Knowledge about communication theory, individual behavior and social structures have practical application in all areas of personal and professional life.