Stephen F. Austin State University

John Allen Hendricks

Faculty & Staff

John Allen Hendricks, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mass Communication

John Allen
(936) 468-4001
Office: Boynton 301B

John Allen Hendricks is Chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches courses in communication theory, research methods, First Amendment law, and media & politics.

Dr. Hendricks has authored/edited more than ten books on the topics of media & politics, social media/new media technologies, and the broadcasting industry. His book, Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama used New Media Technology to Win the White House, received the National Communication Association's Applied Communication Research Division's 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.

He is the past President of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) from 2015 to 2016 and served on the BEA Board of Directors from 2009-2017. He is the past President of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA) from 2008 to 2009.

Also, he is past Chair of the Southern States Communication Association's (SSCA) Political Communication and Mass Communication divisions.

Dr. Hendricks serves as founding editor of the book series, Studies in New Media, for Lexington Books, the scholarly publishing imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

He holds a Ph.D. in communication with an emphasis in advertising/public relations from The University of Southern Mississippi, a master's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting from Southern Arkansas University.