John Tisdale

Associate Professor
MOUS 221 | 817-257-6554


Ph.D., University of North Texas
M.A., Lamar University
B.S., Lamar University

Courses Taught

JOUR 10113 – Media Writing and Editing
JOUR 40523 – Law and Ethics/Mass Comm
JOUR 40820 – Washington Internship
JOUR 40823 – Washington Center-Portfolio
JOUR 40833 – Washington Center Study I

Areas of Focus

Dr. Tisdale’s areas of expertise include media writing and media history, with a focus on Southern journalism in the civil rights era of the 1950s.

  • The Oral History Review
  • Journal of Mississippi History
  • Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record

Dr. Tisdale has held positions as a reporter and copy editor at the Beaumont Texas Enterprise, the Columbus Commercial-Dispatch, the Orange Leader, the Temple Telegram, and the Waco Tribune-Herald.