John Allen Hendricks, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mass Communication
Office: Boynton 301B
John Allen Hendricks serves as Chair of the Department of Mass Communication and holds the rank of Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Texas. Previously, he served as Director of the Division of Communication & Contemporary Culture from 2009-2012 at SFA which included the academic units of Media, Communication Studies, and Philosophy. Also, Dr. Hendricks served as the Chair of the Department of Communication & Theatre at Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1999-2003 and served for twelve years as faculty director of a non-commercial, university-owned radio station providing oversight for its daily operation including programming, budgeting, and personnel. He worked eight years in commercial radio in Arkansas. He has taught mass media courses at the university level for 18 years.
Dr. Hendricks has published five books about the topic of social media/new media technologies and media and politics. They include: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio (2012), Social Media: Usage and Impact (2011), Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters (2011), Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House (2010), The Twenty-First-Century Media Industry: Economic and Managerial Implications in the Age of New Media (2010).
His research has also been published as scholarly articles and chapters in 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook; The Business of Entertainment: Movies, Music, and Television; American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices; Feedback; Journal of Radio and Audio Media; Southwestern Mass Communication Journal; Communications and the Law; and, numerous other scholarly publications. Dr. Hendricks serves as editor of the "Studies in New Media" for Lexington Books, a publishing division of Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Maryland.
Since 2009, Dr. Hendricks has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) representing District 5 (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas) and currently serves as Chair of the BEA Radio & Audio Media (RAM) Division. He is past President of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) and is a former ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB). He is past Chair of the Southern States Communication Association's (SSCA) Political Communication and Mass Communication divisions. Dr. Hendricks serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Radio and Audio Media and is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal.
He holds a Ph.D. in mass communication with an emphasis in advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a B.A. in radio-television from Southern Arkansas University.
He is married to, Dr. Stacy Hendricks, and they have two children, Abby (15) and Haydyn (13).