Ph.D. Candidate / Associate Instructor
Research and Creative Interests
- Media and public opinion
- social media
- Political Communication
- Integrated marketing communication
Ryan Collins is a 4th year PhD Candidate. He received two bachelor’s 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 a regular attendee of the Strategic Communication Research Lab.
Ryan’s research interest is primarily focused in branding and marketing communications, social media 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)
- Browning, N., Lee, E., Park, Y. E., Kim, T., & Collins, R. (2020). Muting or Meddling? Advocacy as a Relational Communication Strategy Affecting Organization–Public Relationships and Stakeholder Response. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 1077699020916810.
- Hale, B. J., Collins, R., & Kilgo, D. K. (2020). Posting About Cancer: Predicting Social Support in Imgur Comments. Social Media + Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120965209
- 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