Dr. David Spiceland

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

By appointment


Ph.D., Communications (Broadcast Department), University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1992)
Dissertation topic: The Fairness Doctrine, the chilling effect, and television editorials.

M.A., Theatre and Communication Arts (Radio-TV-Film), University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) (1981)
B.A., Communication, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee (1977)


Currently Teaching (Fall 2020)

COM 3313 Professional Ethics Electronic Media
COM 4317 Electronic Media Regulation

Courses Taught

COM 4317 Electronic Media Regulation
COM 2310 Communication Ethics
COM 3531 Orson Welles, the first Tome Cruise? (Special Topics Course: Spring 2007)
HON 2515 Orson Welles, Genius or Flop? (Honors Course: Fall 2009)
COM 3533 History of Rock and Roll & American Society (Special Topics: Spring 2009)
COM 2612 Broadcast News Writing
COM 4315 Electronic Media Management
Political Communication: (Poland: Summers 1997, 1998 & 1999) (2 week course)
COM 2316 Audio/Radio Production
COM 3306 Advanced Audio Production
COM 2300 Introduction to Mass Communication
COM 4302 Broadcast Performance Techniques (Announcing)
COM 3301 Writing for Electronic Media (Radio-Television)
COM 2305 Communication/Media Law
COM 3320 Broadcast Production. (Audio and Video production)
COM 2315 Broadcast Activities/Workshop

Research Interests

Broadcast editorializing
The Fairness Doctrine
History of the ET&WNC railroad
Computer multimedia
Broadcast journalism
Emerging electronic and film media
FM radio development
Early broadcast and film history
Edwin Howard Armstrong and historical programming subjects
Small group communication
Technology convergence
Diffusion of information and innovation
Federal Communications Commission
Broadcast regulation
International broadcasting

Title: Associate Professor, Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-3007

Office address
Beasley Media Complex 236