Garth Jowett

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  • Office: Communications Bldg, Room #140 
  • Email: gjowett@uh.edu
  • Phone:  713-743-2884

Professor Jowett earned his B.A. at York University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of research and teaching interest include: the history of communications and popular culture,propaganda studies, and the role of media in modern society

 

Education

  • B.A.: 1968, York University, Toronto - History.
  • M.A.: 1971, University of Pennsylvania - History.
  • Ph.D.: 1972, University of Pennsylvania - History.  

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Teaching

  • 2000 - Present:  Professor, School of Communication, University of Houston.
  • 2000 - 2004:  Director, and Professor, School of Communication, University of Houston. 

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Selected Publications

  • PROPAGANDA AND PERSUASION, 5th ed. (With Victoria O'Donnell). Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications, 2012.
  • READINGS IN PROPAGANDA AND PERSUASION: NEW AND CLASSIC STUDIES, Garth Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell, eds.. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications, 2006.
  • HOLLYWOOD GOES SHOPPING. David Desser and Garth Jowett, eds., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.  

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Professional Activities

  • “Teaching Propaganda as Part of the Communications Curriculum.” 3 -hour Workshop, Speech Communication Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 1989. (With Victoria O'Donnell).
  • “Teaching Propaganda in the Speech Program.” 3-hour Workshop, Speech Communication Association Annual Meeting, Boston, 1987. (With Victoria O'Donnell).
  • CHILDREN AND THE MOVIES: MEDIA INFLUENCE AND THE PAYNE FUND CONTROVERSY (with Ian Jarvie and Kathryn Fuller). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • MOVIES AS MASS COMMUNICATION, 2nd ed. (With James M. Linton). Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications, 1989.
  • FILM: THE DEMOCRATIC ART: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MOVIE-GOING IN AMERICA. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976 

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Honors

  • University of Houston Faculty Research Grant, 2006, $4,000.
  • University of Houston Faculty Research Grant, 2002, $4.000.
  • University of Houston Faculty Research Grant, 2000, $3,500.

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Affiliations and Links

  • Board member, Institute for Urban Communication, 2005 -
  • President, Houston Media Source, 2004-2005.
  • President, the Peter Zenger Foundation for Protection of the First Amendment, Houston, 1992.
  • Vice President, Access Houston Cable Corporation. (This Board oversees the management of cable access channels in Houston), 1986-1988.
  • Member and Past Chairperson, Publications Committee, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1979-1981.
  • Founding Member, Canadian Communications Association.
  • Former consultant to Unesco (Paris), Division of Development and Application of Communication

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