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Faculty Bio

Garth Jowett

Professor
Communications Bldg, Room #141
713-743-2884
gjowett@uh.edu

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.  

Teaching

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

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.   

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.