Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Photojournalism, Mass Communication

Research areas

Global media framing of nations/media companies and political communication

Education

PhD, Communications, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
MS, Communications, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
BS, Communications, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States

Professional experience

Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2015 - Present)
Visiting Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2014 - 2015)
Visiting Professor at American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates(2014 - 2014)
Professor at East Tennessee State University, United States(1999 - 2013)
Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2006 - 2007)
Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, United States(1995 - 1999)
Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State University, United States(1992 - 1995)
Bickel Scholar/Graduate Teaching Associate at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United States(1990 - 1992)
Community Relations Coordinator at Roane State Community College, United States(1987 - 1990)
Communications Specialist/Director at Tennessee School Boards Association, United States(1985 - 1987)
Reporter/Photojournalist at The Daily Herald, United States(1985 - 1985)
Graphics Producer/Photojournalist at WATE-TV (ABC), United States(1984 - 1984)
Chief Staff Photographer at United States of America Department of Commerce/United States of America Pavilion/1982 World's Fair, United States(1982 - 1982)
Public Relations/Promotions Director at Little Giant Records, United States(1980 - 1981)
Self-proprietor at John King Productions (photography/graphics), United States(1978 - 1980)
Photography Editor/Chief Staff Photojournalist at Take One Magazine, United States(1977 - 1979)
Photojournalist, at The Williamson Leader, United States(1972 - 1976)

Memberships

Academic Member, Athens Institute for Education and Research: A World Association of Academics and Researchers, Athens, Greece, 2018 - present
International Academy of Business Disciplines, Queens, New York, USA, 2017 - present
Academic Fora, Society for Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016 - present
Founding Administrator/Member, Public Relations Society of America Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia Chapter, Johnson City, Tennessee, United States of America, 2003 - 2013
Member, Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy, New York, New York, United States of America, 1999 - 2013
Member/Assembly Delegate, Public Relations Society of America, New York, New York, United States of America, 1999 - 2013
Track Chair, International Academy of Business Disciplines Political Communication/Public Affairs Division, Queens, New York, United States of America, 1997 - 2013
Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Public Relations Division, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America, 1998 - 2011
Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Visual Communication Division, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America, 1991 - 2011
Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America, 1991 - 2011
Member, Public Relations Society of America Volunteer Chapter, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America, 1999 - 2002
Member, Society of Professional Journalists, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, 1995 - 1999
Member, National Press Photographers Association, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, 1992 - 1995
Member, National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, 1987 - 1990
Member, Tennessee Board of Regents University and Community Colleges Public Relations Officers, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, 1987 - 1990
Member, Tennessee College Public Relations Association, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, 1987 - 1990
Member, Council of School Boards Association Communicators, Washington D.C., United States of America, 1985 - 1987
Member, Tennessee School Public Relations Association, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, 1985 - 1987

Contact

jking@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2763