Randall E. King, PhD

Associate Dean, School of Communication
Professor, Communication
Unit: Communication, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Location: Tigerville

“We’re all storytellers, in fact today we’re all media storytellers, but some of us can and should do it better, because we have the God-given talent and a chance to shape it.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Video Storytelling, Broadcast Journalism, Media Law and Media Literacy.


    • BA, Olivet Nazarene University
    • MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Professional Experience

    My professional experience includes television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. I also worked in church media ministry and have 30+ years in higher education.

  • Selected Publications

    “When Worlds Collide: Politics, Media and Religion at the 1970 East Tennessee Billy Graham Crusade.” Journal of Church and State, 1997.

  • Selected Awards Received
    • 2019 – Telly Award, “CLIMB, IWU Football Rises”, Television Sports Feature
    • 2011 – Best of Competition BEA Festival, “The Bridge Keeper”, Television Feature News
    • 2009 – Award of Excellence BEA Festival, “Parachute Pilots”, Television Feature News
  • My Story

    When you grow up knowing you can talk (too much) and you like playing with electronic gadgets, it’s pretty clear you’re headed for a career in broadcasting. I once thought being a television reporter was all I ever wanted to do, but somewhere along the way I got interested in many different aspects of the media world and somehow landed in college teaching as the best place to both do the work, and study and talk about it. Through more than 30 years of college teaching, primarily at Christian universities, I’ve keyed in to the communicative gifts God gives all of us. For those who are just better at writing, speaking, listening, and capturing the stories of others through media and just can’t figure out why they’re drawn to this crazy field, I love helping unlock those abilities and shaping them for God’s purposes.

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