- Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair
Research and Creative Activity InterestsComputer-mediated communication, critical pedagogy, critical theory, cultural studies, mass communication, media studies, qualitative research, discourse analysis, rhetorical criticism
BS, Minnesota State University-Mankato
MA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
PhD, North Dakota State University
Argumentation and Debate, Mass Communication and Public Opinion, Media Literacy, Introduction to Mass Communication, Computer-Mediated Communication, Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture; Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Visual Rhetoric; Foundations of Mass Communication, Critical and Cultural Theory for Communication Research, Mass Communication and Public Opinion, Media Literacy, Computer-Mediated Communication
Herbig, A., Herrmann, A., Tyma, A. W., Stern, D., Calka, M., Willits, M., Denker, K., Manning, J. (2014). #WeNeedaWord: Discourse and Critique in Contemporary Media. Lanham, MD: Rowman and LIttielfield.
Sellnow, D. D., Tyma, A. W. (2007). In Hugenberg, Morreale, Worley, Hugenberg, and Worley (Ed.), Teaching new teachers to reflect: Training and assessment strategies (pp. 217-224). Dubuque, IA: Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors.
Refereed Journal Articles
Tyma, A. W., Pickering, B. (2015). Digital Democratic Voices: Intersecting Student Research, Twitter, and Presidential Debates. To appear in Communication Teacher.
Tyma, A. W. (2014). This is Sparta! : Mediated Mythology as Pedagogy in 300. To appear in Journal of Communication Inquiry.
Tyma, A. W. (2011). Connecting with what is out there! : Using Twitter in the Large Lecture. Communication Teacher, 25(3), 175-181.
Tyma, A. W. (2010). Pushing Past The Walls: Media Literacy, the "Emancipated" Classroom, and a Really Severe Learning Curve. International Journal of Communication, 3, 891-900. http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/633/364
Tyma, A. W. (2008). Coaching critically: Engaging critical pedagogy in the forensics squad room. National Forensics Journal, 26, 99-112.
Tyma, A. W. (2008). The gallery – An experiential approach to visual aid construction and analysis in the classroom. Communication Teacher, 22(2), 48-50.
Tyma, A. W. (2008). Public relations through a new lens – Critical praxis via the Excellence Theory. International Journal of Communication, 2, 193-205. ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/191
Dewitt, L., Pearson, J. C., Tyma, A. W., Wolf, K., Kahl, jr., D. (2007). At home among strangers: The acculturation process of female African refugees in the upper midwest. Iowa State Journal of Communication, 39, 5-24.
Tyma, A. W. (2007). Rules of interchange: Privacy in online social communities – A rhetorical critique of MySpace.Co. Journal of the Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of North Dakota, 20, 31-39.
Tyma, A. W., Funk, R. (2005). “Am I really doing this?” – Exploring online dating communicative actions. Journal of the Communication and Teacher Association of Minnesota, 32, 49-65.
Tyma, A. W. (2004). The stories they tell – A technophobic narrative analysis of three films: Blade Runner, The Terminator, and The Matrix. Journal of the Communication Teacher Association of Minnesota, 31, 51-68.
Tyma, A. W., Leonard, L. G. (2011). It’s Not All Zeroes and Ones – Constructing Online Identity Assembly Theory (pp. 20). Association of Internet Researchers. http://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/36/38
Pickering, B., Tyma, A. W. (2011). Media, Politics, and the New Spectacle: Governor Scott Walker vs. the Carnivale (pp. 631-638). Washington, DC: National Communication Association/American Forensics Association
Tyma, A. W. (in press). eTools: Socrative and Mobile Interactivity.
Tyma, A. W. (2014). Reviewing and Reflecting: Representations (1 and 2 ed., vol. 2, pp. 269-273). The Popular Culture Studies Journal.
Tyma, A. W. (2013). Undercover Reporting. The Truth About Deception. (vol. 68, numb. 2, 187-188). Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.
Tyma, A. W. (2011). Cultural Meaning of News (3rd ed., vol. 66, pp. 277-280). Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.