Ph.D. Student / Associate Instructor
Research and Creative Interests
- Media and public opinion
- Integrated marketing communication
Ryan Collins is a 3rd year PhD student. He received two bachelors degrees from the University of North Texas in 2015 (Radio, Television, and Film ; History). He also received his master’s degree from the University of North Texas in 2017 with a completed thesis (details below).
When Ryan was accepted in the Media School’s doctoral program, his intentions were to write about film history and genre films; however, Ryan made a substantial shift to social science research and strategic communications (I.e. advertising, marketing, public relations, etc). He is regular attendee of the Strategic Communication Research Lab and is planning to become to a member of the American Marketing Association.
Ryan’s research interests have changed over the years, but he is primarily interested in branding and marketing communications, social media research , marketing research, political communications, and religiosity.
Courses taught solely as Instructor of Record:
Advertising and Consumer Culture (2 semesters)
Race, Prejudice, and the Media (Spring 2020)
It’s All Coming Back to You: 1980s Retro Film Culture and the Masculinity of Cult, thesis, August 2017; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1011874/: accessed October 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu;.
(Scholarship Essay) “Religious Pandering, Politicking a Travesty.” Freethought Today Nov. 2016: 14. Print