MS - Communication (emphasis in organizational media management)
BA - English and Communication Studies (double major)
Mr. Carlson comes to UT Dallas after 11 years of teaching as Professor of Communication Studies at Collin College. At Collin he taught both speech and mass communication courses, developing the college’s first fully online core speech course. In addition to the Fundamentals of Human Communication course, Mr. Carlson also taught Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, and Introduction to Mass Communication. In 2011, Mr. Carlson was nominated for the college’s Professor of the Year award, and in 2014, he was named Professor of the Year for Collin College’s Honor’s Institute.
While at Collin College, Mr. Carlson spearheaded a national chapter of Sigma Chi Eta, The National Communication Association’s honor society for communication students. Collin’s Omega chapter won the NCA “Chapter of the Year” award in 2008.
At UT Dallas, Mr. Carlson co-developed the Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication course in various learning modalities, including hybrid and online sections. He serves as the Basic Course Director for the online and honors sections.
Prior to teaching, Mr. Carlson spent his career in the publishing industry, working as a Senior Editor/Communication for various publishers, including Harcourt-Brace, South-Western, and Wadsworth College Publishers (now Cengage Learning). He had the opportunity to work directly with major researchers and authors in the communication discipline, guiding, managing, and market testing the development of their best-selling textbooks. He also served as a publisher’s field representative for Bedford/St. Martin’s publishers, and worked in the wireless telecom industry as a Relationship Manager/National Accounts.
As time and funding permits, Mr. Carlson likes to engage in regional and national communication conferences, participating and/or leading seminars in using technology for speech communication