Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication has promoted faculty members Logan Molyneux, Department of Journalism; Bruce Hardy, Department of Communication and Social Influence (CSI); and Kathy Mueller, Department of Advertising; to associate professors with tenure.
“We are excited for and proud of Kathy, Logan and Bruce,” Dean David Boardman said. “All three are outstanding scholars, teachers and citizens of Temple and Klein.”
Each of these faculty members maintains a long record of pedagogical excellence and fascinating research, detailed below.
Logan Molyneux has six years of experience as a journalist, working as a reporter and then city editor at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, and as a copy editor at the Austin American-Statesman and KUT radio. He holds a PhD in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on digital media and mobile technology, specifically as they relate to journalistic practices and products. Recent work includes studies of learning from mobile news, how journalists use social media in political coverage and personal branding among journalists.
Bruce W. Hardy’s research and teaching focuses on political, science and health communication; knowledge acquisition, opinion formation and behavior; emergent technologies and society; and advanced research methods. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, and his research has won national and international scholarly awards from the American Publishers Association, the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Kathy Mueller received her MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design in 2014 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple and holds a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. She served as adjunct instructor of graphic design and illustration at Moore from 2007 to 2010. Prior to setting up shop as a freelance art director and designer in 2008, Mueller spent three years at a branding agency. She also studied at the graduate level in Rome in 2010 with School of Visual Arts and again in 2013 with Tyler School of Art. Mueller served a two-year term on the board of AIGA Philadelphia, the professional association for design, and she continues to volunteer on committees for the organization. Her creative work has been awarded by prestigious organizations including Art Directors Club Global and Type Directors Club.