Joey Pogue joined the Department of Communication in the fall of 2004. He teaches media theory, interpersonal communication and gender studies to both undergraduate and graduate students. As a generalist, he is capable of teaching a wide variety of courses. Some of these include Media Analysis and Criticism, International Communication, Mass Communication Theory, Gender Communication, and Philosophy and Ethics of Mass Communication. Gender Communication is his favorite area of study.
Prior to coming to PSU, Joey's experience includes teaching English, Communication, and Theatre. His last position was at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas where he taught a variety of courses including: American Literature, Classical Rhetoric, Acting, Media and Popular Culture, and Communication and Identity. Additional professions that Joey has experienced include being a carpenter, an actor, a set designer and a musician.
Joey's current research agenda focuses on the social construction of gender and, particularly, mediated masculinity. He is an active member of The Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender and each year he attends their annual conference. Since 1999 he has presented five papers at that conference, four of which deal with masculinity as it is portrayed by the mass media. Joey is also an active participant in the National Communication Association.
Joey lives in Pittsburg and enjoys outdoor sports, especially those associated with nature. He likes to jog, bike, fish, and camp. He also likes to attend plays, visit museums, and investigate various cultural and historical phenomena. Finally, he plays the guitar and enjoys writing songs.
Education and Certifications
B.S., English Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1977;
M.A., Speech and Theatre, Southwest Missouri State University, 1982;
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2005.