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John A.

McArthur III

Contact Information

University Office Address Furman University
Department of Communication Studies
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Telephone (864) 660-3585
Email john.mcarthur@furman.edu
Website JAMcArthur.com

Education

Ph.D. Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design (2008)
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Dissertation: Instructional Proxemics: Creating a Place for Space in Instructional
Communication Discourse
Committee: Andrew C. Billings (Chair), Department of Communication Studies;
Bryan Denham, Dept. of Communication Studies; William H. Havice, Dept. of
Education; Sean D. Williams, Dept. of English

M.Ed. Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration (2004)
College of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

B.S. Psychology & Religion double major (2002)
Furman University, Greenville, SC

Faculty Appointments

2018-present Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Furman University

2013-2018 Associate Professor of Communication
2008-2013 Assistant Professor of Communication
James L. Knight School of Communication
Queens University of Charlotte (NC)
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2012-2015 Affiliated Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty
University of Alabama

2005-2008 Instructor of Record
Department of Communication Studies, Clemson University (SC)
Department of English, Clemson University (SC)

University Administration Experience

2015-2018 Director of Graduate Programs
James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens Univ. of Charlotte (NC)
 Led curriculum development for faculty-led student research initiatives including
masters thesis and capstone project advising.
 Enhanced opportunities for creative inquiry & faculty-student interaction.
 Developed staffing models for faculty recruitment and compensation.
 Visioned graduate programs outcomes for both online and campus-based programs.
 Aligned graduate certificate and concentration options to meet market and
workplace demands.

2013-2015 Director of Online Faculty Services
Queens University of Charlotte (NC)
 Supported faculty designing courses for online and hybrid learning environments.
 Devised and implemented university-wide quality assurance measures for online and
hybrid education and institutional effectiveness.
 Developed and instituted university-wide equivalencies for use of instructional time
across face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments.
 Led instructional design efforts for university-wide online and hybrid courses.

2009-2015 Director of Undergraduate Programs
James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens Univ. of Charlotte (NC)
 Led Knight School curriculum development, revision, and implementation with
majors in Communication and Journalism & Digital Media; and minors in
Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Sports Communication,
Journalism, Media Studies, and American Popular Culture.
 Hired, developed, and evaluated over 30 adjunct and contingent faculty members.
 Directed assessment, accreditation, and student support efforts.
 Collaborated on grant funding, advancement, and school visioning.

2004-2005 Assistant Director of Student Life
University of South Carolina, Upstate
 Managed department facilities and personnel, budgets, and resource allocation.
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 Developed programming for campus recreation, Greek life, and student activities.
 Led university committee for collaboration between academic programs and
student affairs.

2003-2004 Graduate Research Assistant
National Resource Center for First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

2002-2004 Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming
Russell House Univ. Union: Carolina Productions, University of South Carolina
Practicum in University Budget & Finance Office, University of South Carolina

2002-2004 First-Year Program Coordinator, Summer Outdoor Experience
Student Services Division, Furman University

Publications

Books

McArthur, J.A. (2016). Digital Proxemics: How technology shapes the ways we move. New York: Peter Lang.

Journal Articles, peer-reviewed

Furr, J., Carreiro, A., & McArthur, J.A. (2016). Strategic Approaches to Disability Disclosure on Social
Media. Disability & Society, 31 (10), 1353-1368.
McArthur, J.A., & White, A. (2016). Twitter Chats as Third Places: Conceptualizing a digital gathering
site. Social Media + Society, 2 (3), 1-9.
McArthur, J.A., & Graham, V.J. (2016). User-Experience Design and Library Spaces: A pathway to
innovation? Exploring the behavioral, cognitive, and reflective responses of patrons. Strategic
Library 31, 16-21 (Invited Reprint).
McArthur, J.A., & Graham, V.J. (2015). User-Experience Design and libraries: A pathway to innovation?
Journal of Library Innovation, 6 (2), 60-73.
McArthur, J.A. (2015). Altruism meets Participatory Video: A correlational study of the ALS Ice Bucket
Challenge. Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, 3 (1), 1-12
McArthur, J.A. (2015). Matching instructors and spaces of learning: The impact of space on behavioral,
affective, and cognitive learning. Journal of Learning Spaces, 4 (1), 1-16.
McArthur, J.A. (2013). Rethinking the classroom: One department’s attempt to connect student learning
and national events. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 32 (2), 77-86.
McArthur, J.A., & Bostedo-Conway, K. (2012). Exploring the relationship between student-instructor
interaction on Twitter and student perceptions of teacher behaviors. International Journal of
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 23 (3), 286-292.
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McArthur, J.A. (2011). Practical lessons from user-experience design for spaces of learning. American
Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities Journal, 2 (1), 65-77.
Cox, S., Brooks, B., & McArthur, J.A. (2011). Ballin’ on Burris: Coordinated Management of Meaning.
Journal of Critical Incidents, 89-92.
Slater, J., Burson, T., & McArthur, J.A. (2011). Connecting Assessment to Resource Allocation: A
demonstration project at Queens University of Charlotte. Assessment Update, 23 (4), 1-4.
McArthur, J.A. (2011). “What Happened?” Teaching Attribution Theory with ambiguous prompts.
Communication Teacher, 25 (1), 32-36.
McArthur, J.A. (2009). Composing Podcasts: Engaging ‘digital natives’ in the communication classroom.
Communication Teacher, 23 (1), 15-18.
McArthur, J.A. (2009). Digital Subculture: A geek meaning of style. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 33
(1), 58-70.
McArthur, J.A. (2007). Review of Blogging for your Business: Byron & Broback, 2006. Business
Communication Quarterly, 70 (3), 393-395.

Book Chapters

McArthur, J.A. (2018). Placemaking and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: An Exploration in User-
experience Design. In R.C. Aden (Ed.). US Public Memory, Rhetoric, and the National Mall. New
York: Lexington Press.
McArthur, J.A. (2018). Libraries & User-Experience Design. In D. R. Moore & E. C. Shoaf (Eds.), Planning
Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Processes, & Practices. Rowman & Littlefield.
McArthur, J.A. (2017). Family Trainer: Jumpstarting a generation of motion capture. In R. Meija, J. Banks,
& A. Adams (Eds.). 100 Greatest Video Game Franchises. Rowman & Littlefield.
McArthur, J.A. (2012). Voicing a Campus Icon: Twitter, a bronze goddess, and hyperlocal community
engagement. In J.A. McArthur (Ed.). Community 2.0—at the intersection of digital media and
information design. CreateSpace.
McArthur, J.A. (2011). Digital Subculture: A geek meaning of style. In Rojek, C. (Ed.). Popular Music: Sage
Benchmarks in Culture and Society, Sage Publications (Invited Reprint).
McArthur, J.A. (2010). Mediated Group Communication. In J. Park & E. Abels (Eds.). Interpersonal
Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures
and Cultural Variables. IGI-Global.

Industry White Papers

McArthur, J.A. (2018). Going Live: Adding Nodes of Synchronicity to Asynchronous Learning. Wiley Education
Services.

Teaching Aids

McArthur, J.A. (2014). Planning for Strategic Communication: A workbook for applying theory to practice.
CreateSpace. [Workbook designed as a supplement to O. Ihlen, M. Fredriksson, & B. van Ruler
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(Eds.), Public Relations and Social Theory (2009, Sage Publications) to aid students in applying social
theories to practice. Workbook adopted by multiple graduate courses in strategic
communication planning.]
McArthur, J.A. (Ed.). (2012). Community 2.0—at the intersection of digital media and information design.
CreateSpace. [Edited book of graduate students’ original applications of information design
theory to the relationships between community development and digital technologies.]

A comprehensive list of manuscripts under review & manuscripts in preparation is available by request.

Refereed & Invited Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers & Presentations

McArthur, J.A. (2018). Digital Tools, our Human Environment, and the Augmentation of Play. Paper to
be presented at NCA National Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
McArthur, J.A. & Hunt, E. (2018). Toward a Theory of Brand-Event-Self Integration: A grounded theory
analysis of #cowappreciationday on Instagram. Paper to be presented at NCA National
Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.
McArthur, J.A. & Jauregui, A. (2017). Social Media & Placemaking: Exploring community engagement
through Brazoria County “ROCKS!” Paper presented at NCA National Convention, Dallas, TX.
McArthur, J.A. (2017). Soul of the Nation: Vietnam Veterans Memorial & User-Experience Design.
Roundtable Presenter at NCA National Convention, Dallas, TX.
Furr, J., Carreiro, A., & McArthur, J.A. (2016). Strategic approaches to disability disclosure on social
media. Paper presented at NCA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
McArthur, J.A. (2015). Creating a community-generated archive: Digital tools for storing, citing, and
sharing visual artifacts. Paper presented at NCA National Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
McArthur, J.A. (2013). Pedagogy & Innovation: Designing a learning experience with (or in spite of) social
media. Paper presented at the NCA National Convention, Washington, DC.
McArthur, J.A. (2012). Digital Cities: Urban Community Development through Information Design.
Paper presented at NCA National Convention, Orlando, FL.
McArthur, J.A., & Bostedo-Conway, K. (2011). Exploring the relationship between student-instructor
interaction on Twitter and student perceptions of teacher behaviors. Paper presented at NCA
National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
McArthur, J.A. (2011). Voicing a Campus Icon: Twitter, a bronze goddess, and hyperlocal community
engagement. Paper presented at NCA National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
McArthur, J.A. (2010). A Month with Mashable: Bridging information content and media expression using
Twitter. Paper presented at NCA National Convention, San Francisco, CA.
McArthur, J.A. (2009). “What Happened?” Teaching Attributions through ambiguous prompts. GIFTS
Paper presented at NCA National Convention, Chicago, IL. Top Ten GIFTS Paper & Top
Three GIFTS Paper Related to Conference Theme.
McArthur, J.A. (2009). Instructional Proxemics: Creating a Place for Space in Instructional
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Communication. Presented in a Featured Panel at NCA National Convention, San Diego, CA.
NCA Grant Award.
McArthur, J.A. (2008). Teaching Tuckman’s Group Development with “Sister Act.” GIFTS Paper
presented at NCA National Convention, San Diego, CA.
McArthur, J.A. (2007). Engaging Information Design: Re-considering the user’s experience. Presented at
NCA National Convention, Chicago, IL.
McArthur, J.A. (2007). Orality: The spoken word. Paper presented in panel – Perspectives on
Information Design: Expanding User Experience Design – at the Pop Culture
Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Boston, MA.
McArthur, J.A. (2007). Instructional Proxemics. Research Presentation presented at Research Network
Forum of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual
Meeting, New York, NY.

Refereed Conference Presentations for University Administrators

McArthur, J.A. (2017). Herding (Virtual) Cats: Managing and Developing Online Faculty. Presented at
Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.
McArthur, J.A. (2012). Pedagogy, then Technology. Presented at The Teaching Professor Conference,
Washington, DC.
Slater, J., Burson, T., & McArthur, J. (2010). Budget Implications of Assessment Data: The assessment
committee at one university closes the loop. Presented at Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS) Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.
Slater, J., Burson, T., McArthur, J., McGavran, D., & Pardue, T., (2010). Budget Implications of
Assessment Data. Presented at NCICU, Raleigh, NC.
Slater, J., Burson, T., McArthur, J., McGavran, D., & Pardue, T., (2010). “The Little Committee that
Could”: How the Assessment Committee at Queens University of Charlotte implemented
outcomes assessment campus-wide. Presented at NCICU, Raleigh, NC.
McArthur, J.A. (2007). Designing Our Identity: Document design for student affairs. Presented at SCCPA
Fall Conference, Greenville, SC. Top Program Award.
McArthur, J.A. (2006). Establishing a digital identity. Presented at SCCPA Spring Conference, Charleston,
SC.
Lofton, F., & McArthur, J.A. (2003). Personal wellness: De-stressing your mind, body & spirit in the
office. Presented at SCCPA Administrative Assistant Workshop, Columbia, SC.
McArthur, J.A. & Ryan, B. (2003). Remote control: The power in delegation. Presented at Student
Leadership Training Conference, Columbia, SC.
Derrick, J.S. & McArthur, J.A. (2003). Student advising for a new generation. Presented at NACA
National Conference, Nashville, TN.
Russell, S., Stansbury, D., Lawhead, J., & McArthur, J.A. (2003). How to be a SUPERvisor. Presented at
NACA National Conference, Nashville, TN.
Derrick, J.S. & McArthur, J.A. (2002). Advising a new generation of students in student activities.
Presented at NACA South Regional Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
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Invited Faculty Development Workshops

Engaging Students Online. Title V Grant PARES Faculty Development Workshop, Universidad
Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, April 2016.
Online Course Design (co-facilitated with J. McClelland). Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence
Faculty Workshop, Queens University of Charlotte, Mar. 2014.
Courting Millennials. Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence Faculty & Staff Workshop, Queens
University of Charlotte, Feb. 2014.
Innovation & Pedagogy. Title V Grant PARES Faculty Development Workshop, Universidad
Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Jan. 2014.
Innovation & Pedagogy. Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence Workshop. Queens University of
Charlotte, Feb. 2013.
Pedagogy, then Technology. Title V Grant PARES Faculty Development Workshop, Universidad
Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Jan. 2013.
Adding Visual Images in Moodle. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Workshop,
Queens University of Charlotte, Jan. 2012.
PowerPoint Success. Knight Digital Literacy Learning Series. Queens University of Charlotte, Feb. 2011.
Blogging 101: An introduction to weblogs. Knight Digital Literacy Learning Series. Queens University of
Charlotte, Nov. 2010.
Speaking & Learning in Tweets: the language of Twitter. Knight Digital Literacy Learning Series. Queens
University of Charlotte, Oct. 2010.
Are you connected? Social Media @QueensUniv. Knight Digital Literacy Learning Series. Queens University
of Charlotte, Sept. 2010.
Composing Podcasts: Engaging ‘digital natives’ in the communication classroom. Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning Faculty Workshop, Queens University of Charlotte, Mar. & Sept. 2009.
Effective Oral Presentation. Training for Health Educators. University of SC, Upstate, Mar. 2005.
Using TACT in delegation: Motivating your members. University Lunch & Learn series, University of South
Carolina, Upstate, Sept. 2004.

Invited Public Presentations & Invited Speaking Engagements

Am I Who Instagram Says I Am? RUF@Queens Conversation, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 2017.
Managing Multiple Agendas: Human-Centered Learning Space Design. Next Generation Learning Spaces
Conference. Nashville, TN, Feb. 2015.
Courting Millennials: Experience Design, People, and Technology. [Keynote] Sungard Banking Systems Trust
User Group Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, Sept. 2014.
Designing Action: Student Affairs + Millennials + Design Thinking. Student Life Symposium, Charlotte, NC,
July 2014.
Courting Millennials: Experience Design, People, and Technology. Sungard Banking Systems, Charlotte, NC,
Sept. 2013.
Delegating Space: Venues of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Charlotte & the Convention Pecha
Kucha Series, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 2012.
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Human-Centered Systems & Digital Engagement. American City Business Journals, Charlotte, NC, May
2012.
My Digital Life: Social Media meets Personal Privacy. Myers Park Association, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 2011.
DM3C/LIVE: The Big Picture. Knight Best Minds Conference Facilitator, Charlotte, NC, Sept. 2011.
A History of Social Media. Charlotte City Club Dialogue & Discovery, Charlotte, NC, June 2011.
Social Media: Taming the Beast. WFAE, Charlotte’s National Public Radio (NPR) Affiliate, Community
Forum and Broadcast, Feb. 2011.
Social Media & Education. Social Media Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Dec. 2010.
Communicating Honor: Civility, Technology and a Digital Society. Sed Ministrare, Queens University of
Charlotte (NC) Aug. 2010. transcript and video available at www.jamcarthur.com
“The next big thing in Social Media is …” [Keynote Panel], The Charlotte Observer Social Media Conference,
Charlotte, NC, Jan. 2010.
Leadership Lessons: Learning through the medium of film. Leadership Advance, Greenville, SC, Aug. 2004.
On the Starting Block: Making your first meeting as memorable as the finish line. Leadership Advance,
Greenville, SC, Aug. 2004.
Developing a training schedule: Time management for leaders. Leadership Advance, Greenville, SC, Aug.
2004.

Grant Development

$5.75 million | John S. & James L. Knight Foundation (funded)
Successful grant application to name and endow the James L. Knight School of Communication
at Queens University of Charlotte, 2010.
· Grant Proposal co-author, 2009-2010
· Grant Implementation “Master Plan” co-author, 2010-2011
· Grant Report author, 2011-2012

Teaching

Courses Taught (*developed course)

Furman University (2018-present)
 Digital Communication, COM 131
 Social Media Strategy, COM 421*

Queens University of Charlotte (2008-2018)
Undergraduate Programs, James L. Knight School of Communication
 Introduction to Communication, COM 101 (and online)
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 Public Speaking, COM 200
 Business & Professional Writing, COM 216 (online hybrid)
 Organizational Communication, COM 305 (and online)
 Media Aesthetics, COMM 309 * & Layout & Design, COM 316 *
 Public Relations / Integrated Strategic Communication, COM 342/306 (and online)*
 Sports Promotion & Publicity, COM 357 *
 Social Media Strategy/Online Media Management, COM 359*
 Social Media Seminar, COM 360/401 *
 Charlotte & the Convention, COM 360 *
 #YouAreHere: Digital Space & Place, COM 360 *
 Proxemics: Space and Communication Seminar, COM 401 *
 Event Planning & Management, COM 401 *
 Communication Capstone, COM 495
University Programs
 First-Year Exploration Seminars, IDST 200 *
(1) There’s an App for That (Digital Literacy)
(2) Puzzled (Ciphers, Codebreaking, & Cryptanalysis)
(3) Royals Radio (Episodic Podcast Production)
Graduate Programs, James L. Knight School of Communication
 Constructing Messages & Audiences, COM 605/613 (and online) *
 Strategic Communication & Global Audiences, COM 638 (online) *
 Communication in the Digital Age, COM 648 *
 Mediated Self & Changing Relationships, COM 655 (online)
 Creativity and Innovation, COM 658 (online)
 Space, Technology, & Information Design, COM 668 *
 Human Environment & Technology, COM 668 *
 Masters Capstone Experience, COM 680 & 681 *

Clemson University (2005-2008)
Department of Communication Studies
 Introduction to Human Communication Lab, COMM 150L
 Public Speaking, COMM 250
 Small Group & Team Communication COMM 350 *
Department of English
 Business Writing ENGL 304 (online)
 Technical Writing ENGL 314 (online)

University of South Carolina (2003)
University 101: First-Year Seminar UNIV 101

Sample teaching materials (e.g. philosophy, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations) are available by request.
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Teaching Honors

Teaching and Learning with Technology mini-grant recipient, 2016
Lambda Pi Eta Award for service to the Knight School of Communication, 2011, 2012
International Communication Association (ICA) 2007 Graduate Teaching Award
National Communication Association (NCA) 2009 Top Ten GIFTS Paper
NCA 2009 Top Three GIFTS Paper related to conference theme

Graduate Project Advising

Ph.D. Students (Dissertation Committee Member)
C. Parsons, University of Alabama, 2015

M.A. Students (Primary Thesis Advisor)
Queens University of Charlotte, MA in Communication
 K. Conway, 2012  C. Banks, 2015  E. Hunt, 2017
 A. Farley, 2013  L. Garnes, 2015  M. Sweat, 2017
 J. Malveaux, 2013  A.Nwaosuagwu, 2015  A. Jauregui, 2017
 V. Graham, 2014  E. Carrara, 2016  I.Amburgey, 2018
 G. Bland, 2015  D. Dembski, 2016  J. Keppler, 2018
 S. Cacciatore, 2015  A. Johnson, 2016  A. Malki, 2018
 M. Lloyd, 2015  C. O’Rourke, 2016  S.McKelvey, 2018
 A. McCaffrey, 2015  C. Ramey, 2016
 S. McClanahan, 2015  M. Yousif, 2016
 A. Stalcup, 2015  B. Harris, 2017

M.A. Students (Thesis Reviewer)
Queens University of Charlotte, MA in Communication
 J. Bassinger, 2014  J. Sims, 2014  P. Taft, 2015
 T. Blue, 2014  A. Smith, 2014  A. Armstrong, 2015
 C. Brown, 2014  D. Sutton, 2014  K. Ceneviva, 2015
 M.Dennehy, 2014  G. al-Rabaan, 2015  M. McGill, 2015
 S. Fogg, 2014  K. Campbell, 2015  W. Muhonen, 2015
 L. King, 2014  F. Duchampt, 2015  D. Parra, 2015
 C. Genson, 2014  J. Furr, 2015  R. Troy-Mebane, 2015
 A. Pence, 2014  M. Goddard, 2015  J. Wise, 2015
 A. Pressley, 2014  R. Stewart, 2015
 A. Saari, 2014  J. Sullivan, 2015

M.A. Students (Graduate Internship Direction)
M. Adams, I. Amburgey, C. Ford, C. Mahlin, B. Walker, Queens University of Charlotte, 2018
M. Yousif, Queens University of Charlotte, 2016
S. Pirwitz, University of South Carolina, 2005
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Service to the University

Leadership Roles

Chair, Academic Policy Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2016-2018
Chair, Personnel Process & Structure Task Force, Queens University of Charlotte 2017
Director, Online Faculty Services, Queens University of Charlotte, 2013-2015
Co-Chair, University Strategic Imperative Committee: “Focus on academic programs and strengthening
signature student experiences.” Queens University of Charlotte, 2011-2012
Coordinator, Community.art visual rhetoric project, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2008-2011
Chair, ad hoc committee on student affairs & academic program collaboration, USC Upstate, 2005

Committee Service

University Academic Policy Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2014-2018
University Graduate Council, Queens University of Charlotte, 2015-2018
Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence Advisory Council, Queens Univ., 2013-2015
Digital Learning Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2013-2015
General Education Taskforce, Queens University of Charlotte, 2012-2014
Search Committee, Director, Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence, Queens Univ., 2013
Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2011-2012
Assessment Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2008-2012
University ad hoc committee on social media presence, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2009-2012
Search Committee, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2010-2011
Alcohol and Drug Programs Advisory Committee, USC Upstate, 2005
Wellness & Fitness Initiative Committee, USC Upstate, 2005
Student Life Advisory Committee, USC Upstate, 2004-2005
Russell House University Union Advisory Board, University of SC, 2002-2004

Service to the School & Department

Leadership Roles

Director of Graduate Programs, Knight School of Communication, 2015-2018
Chair, Knight School Graduate Student Qualifications Committee, 2015-2018
Chair, Knight School Faculty Personnel Committee, 2014-2018
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Knight School of Communication, 2009-2015
Chair, Knight School Undergraduate Student Qualifications Committee, 2009-2015
Founding Advisor, Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, Queens University of Charlotte, 2008-2018
Chair, Open-rank Visiting Professor Search Committee, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2011
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School of Communication Web Liaison, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2008-2010

Committee & Department Service

Knight School Faculty Personnel Committee, Queens University of Charlotte, 2013-2018
Academic Advisor, Queens University of Charlotte, 2008-2018
Search Committee for Visiting Instructor of Communication, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2017
Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Communication, Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 2009
Graduate Judicial Hearing Board, Queens University of Charlotte, 2009
Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design Advisory Committee, Clemson Univ. 2006-2008
Comm. Studies Department Basic Courses Committee, Clemson University, 2005-2008
Judge for “Tiger Speak Out,” Clemson University, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Dean’s ad hoc Committee on the re-design of Daniel Hall, Clemson University, 2007-2008
Future-Pull Design Charette Participant, Clemson University, 2007
COMM 150 Course Development Committee, Clemson University, 2005 - 2007
COMM 250 Course Development Committee, Clemson University, 2007 - 2008
Chair, Basic Courses Visual Support Committee, Clemson University, 2006
Chair, Search Committee for Student Life Administrative Asst., USC Upstate, 2005
Search Committee for Asst. Director of Student Life, USC Upstate, 2005

Service to the Profession

Leadership Roles

National Communication Association, Human Communication & Technology Division
 Chair, 2018
 Vice-Chair & National Convention Planner, 2017
 Vice-Chair-Elect & Dissertation Awards Committee Chair, 2016
 [This position will transition to Past Chair (2019)].
Carolinas Communication Association
 Vice President & Carolinas Communication Association Conference Planner, 2018
 [This position will transition to CCA President (2019) and Past President (2020)].
Wiley Online Faculty Fellow 2016-2018
Publications Chair, SC College Personnel Association, 2006-2008
Conference Co-Chair, SC College Personnel Association, 2006

Professional Association & Conference Service

Nominations Committee, Human Communication & Technology Division, NCA 2014, 2015
Panel Organizer, COMMunities of Tomorrow: At the intersection of physical and digital spaces, NCA National
Convention, 2012
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Reviewer, Human Communication & Technology Division Papers, NCA, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Reviewer, Mass Communication Division Conference Papers, NCA, 2007-2015
Reviewer, G.I.F.T.S. Conference Papers, NCA, 2009-2012, 2014
Panel Respondent, Ethos in a Digital Era, NCA National Convention 2011
Panel Respondent, Facebook, Social Networking & Online Media Consumption, NCA National Conv. 2011
Panel Organizer & Chair, UnCONVENTIONal Learning: Engaging the student-environment interaction, NCA
National Convention 2008, Convention Grant Award & Featured Program
Panel Organizer & Chair, Unconventional Classrooms: Service learning as a model for student-environment
interaction, NCA National Convention 2008
Panel Chair, Digitality and Diversity: TV programming, technology, and management, NCA National
Convention 2008
Reviewer, Student Conference Papers, NCA, 2006-2007
National Convention Graduate Staff Member, Association of Fraternity Advisors, 2003
National Convention Graduate Intern, National Association for Campus Activities, 2003

Academic Publications Service

Reviewer, Social Media + Society.
Reviewer, Journal of Social and Personal Behaviors.
Reviewer, Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.
Reviewer, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.
Reviewer, Television and New Media.
Reviewer, Electronic Journal of Communication, Special Issue (2010) on Social Media.
Reviewer, Anatomical Sciences Education.

External Service & Media Relations

Relevant External Service

Board of Advisors, Greenville Wordsmiths, 2015-present
Steering Committee, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System, Strategic Planning, 2012-2013
Board of Advisors, SMEDU (Social Media Education), Washington DC, 2010-2013
Collaborator, Charlotte Observer Social Media Conference at Queens, January 2010
Judge, Laird Lewis Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament, Charlotte, NC, January 2009

Columns, Op-Eds & Trade Publications

PokemonGo introduces us to augmented reality [Op-Ed]. (2016, July 22). The Greenville News.
PokemonGo Silly? It has a beautiful side [Op-Ed]. (2016, July 18). Charlotte Observer.
Museums extend the conversation [Op-Ed]. (2014, January 27). The Greenville News.
Regular column on Social Media Education’s national website, 2012-2013:
J. A. McArthur, Ph.D.
CV July 2018, p. 14

Unusual Commencement Speech Offers $100,000 through Flash Philanthropy (2013, May 5).
Staying Current in Social Media Education. (2013, February 19).
The Election has Facebook Seeing Red – and Blue. (2012, November 6).
Experimenting with Pinterest in the College Classroom. (2012, September 17).
Investing in Digital Literacy through Social Media. (2012, May 9).
Queens students – and Charlotte – can go to school on DNC [Op-Ed]. (2012, July 13). Charlotte
Observer.
Town Crier? Village Idiot? We each have role in public space [Op-Ed]. (2011, Sept. 30). Charlotte
Observer.
Share Your Own Memory [Op-Ed, 10 year anniversary of 9/11]. (2011, Sept. 9). The Greenville News.
The Role of the Executive Officer in Higher Education Public Policy (2004). The Palmetto Practitioner:
Issues in student affairs. Columbia, SC: SC College Personnel Association.
Find a Mentor — Be a Mentor (2004). Campus Activities Programming Magazine. Columbia, SC: National
Association of Campus Activities.

Media Coverage of academic endeavors

“Charlotte ALS Center Responds to Challenge; Professor Studies Viral Phenomenon.” by B. Bereiter
(August 29, 2014). Time Warner Cable News Broadcast.
“Tiny Radio in Class: Podcasting returns to campus.” by D. Schaffhauser (May 15, 2013).
CampusTechnology.com
“Putting Pinterest to the test.” by D. Schaffhauser (Dec. 10, 2012). CampusTechnology.com
“Queens Univ. to discuss importance of political conventions.” (Aug. 29, 2012). Fox News Rising -
Broadcast.
“Echo-Boomers: The Wired Generation.” C. Giffords, (Spring 2011), Ballantyne Magazine, Cover story.
“Queens Professor asks students to tweet” E. Frazier (Apr. 5, 2010) Charlotte Observer, BI
Listed on the “Best in Charlotte on Twitter” by Charlotte Observer, October 2009.

Media Appearances on media, technology, and society

“Apple’s iPhone Turns 10: How it has Changed Technology and Us” Charlotte Talks (June 29, 2017).
WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR Affiliate.
“Net Neutrality Debate Revived” Charlotte Talks (May 4, 2017). WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR Affiliate.
“Emojis and the Future of Language” Charlotte Talks (May 25, 2016). WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR Affiliate.
“Does technology impact our health” The Bobby DeMuro Show (Feb. 12, 2012). WBT Radio.
“No names, just rants and raves” by E. Frazier (December 28, 2010). Charlotte Observer.
“Can she go a month without Facebook?” by E. Frazier (October 10, 2010). Charlotte Observer.
“Queens: Media Literacy Leaders” by J. Atkinson (September 14, 2010) WBTV Broadcast News.
“As iPad’s due date nears, some anxious, some blasé” by E. Frazier (Apr. 2, 2010) Charlotte Observer, AI
“Apple iPad: Experts weigh in” by P. St.Onge (January 27, 2010) Charlotte Observer, http://bit.ly/cFY9W8
“Apple Tablet: A behavior changer?” by P. St.Onge (January 27, 2010) Charlotte Observer, AI
“This is your brain on Twitter” by J. Elder (September 7, 2009) Charlotte Observer, A1
J. A. McArthur, Ph.D.
CV July 2018, p. 15

“Health care debate sets Facebook all a-buzz” by J. Elder (August 21, 2009) Charlotte Observer, A1
“What does your Facebook photo say?” by J. Elder (July 30, 2009) Charlotte Observer, A1
“Have you done your 25 things list?” by S. Aarthun (February 3, 2009) Charlotte Observer, A1

Professional Memberships

National Communication Association (NCA)
Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)
Carolinas Communication Association (CCA)
South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA)
Social Media Club (SMC) – Charlotte

Honors & Awards

Honors

Wiley Online Faculty Fellow 2016-2018
Lambda Pi Eta Award for Faculty Service to Knight School of Communication 2011, 2012
International Communication Association (ICA) 2007 Graduate Teaching Award
Best in Show Award 2004: SCSF Art exhibit 2004, for photography entry titled “Window”
Lambda Pi Eta: National Communication Honor Society
President’s Award for service to the Furman University community
Omicron Delta Kappa: National Leadership Honorary Society
Alfred S. Reid Memorial Award for service to Furman University
Quaternion Club: Furman University Honorary Society
*Top Paper and Presentation awards are noted in the “Scholarship” section of this CV.

Professional Development Awards

Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant, Queens University of Charlotte 2016
Queens University of Charlotte Internal Development Grants, annually 2008-2018
Knight Grant Professional Development Funding Award 2012
Knight Grant for Event Programming 2012
NCA National Convention Program Grant 2008
Clemson University Professional Enrichment Grants 2006, 2007
Paul M. MacMillan III Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Student Affairs Administration 2004