Dr. Alan Blanchard
Associate Professor of Journalism
Office Location: Rupp 216
Specialties: advertising, competition, management, media
Ph.D., Media & Information Studies, Michigan State University, 2014 Dissertation: "Weekly Newspapers Navigate Rapidly Changing Advertising Market, But Yet to Fully Adopt an Online Sales Strategy" BA, Journalism, Eastern New Mexico University
Why I love teaching at Taylor:
I am passionate about helping students gain knowledge and hands-on expertise in the classroom, on campus media and from off campus media internships, as they prepare to enter the world as salt and light truth-tellers with a capital “T”.
I enjoy reading fiction by authors such as John Grisham, Frank Peretti and Jerry Jenkins. I am also a fan of historical biographies, such as recently published ones on President Ulysses S. Grant and Jack London. I also enjoy time with family, following politics, playing chess and traveling.