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Kevin Stoker, Ph.D.

Professor; Director, Journalism and Media Studies; Department Chair, Communication Studies

Journalism and Media Studies
GUA 2144, 4146


Kevin Stoker previously served as senior associate dean of the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. His research interests include media ethics, the evolution of journalism, and creative approaches to public relations. His professional background includes work as a print reporter and freelance writer.

Stoker joined Texas Tech University in 2009 as an associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Media & Communication. From 2006 to 2009, he served as associate chair of graduate studies at the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He also has held academic appointments at Georgia Southern University, and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Among his leadership roles include serving as the head of the media ethics division for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  

Stoker served as a sports editor in Oklahoma at the Clinton Daily News. His reporting experience includes positions as a writer and photographer covering city and legislative issues. He covered the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City for the Deseret News and has written for several business publications in Utah, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “Paradox and Public Relations: Promoting Progress and Change.”

He is researching the evolution of interpretative journalism at The New York Times.


  • Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • B.A., Brigham Young University