Journalism and Communication
Kim Hixson is department head of the Journalism and Communication Department. He teaches Introduction to Mass Communication, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Sports Writing. His research interests include social media in politics as well as media uses and gratifications. His professional background includes working as a television promotion manager and as an advertising copywriter. Active in political campaigns since his teens, Dr. Hixson was twice-elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly as well as to city council where he served as president. He completed his Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University in the School of Journalism. Dr. Hixson has coached many youth sports teams and enjoys playing golf and tennis. His greatest joy is having fun with his family. He also enjoys watching movies and has appeared in several; Public Enemies is his most recent.