Curriculum vitae

JUSTIN COMBS
Tom Raper Hall, 270 :: Richmond, IN 47374
765.973.8634 :: juscombs@iue.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Communication and Information Science, The University of Alabama, in progress
M.A., Communication, University of Louisville, 2009
B.Sc., Advertising, Ball State University, 2002

PUBLICATIONS
Cheong, Y., & Combs, J. (2014). An Analysis of media violence in commercials aired during the telecasts of sports events. Journal of Marketing Communications.

Devlin, M. & Combs, J. (2014). From Apple to Omega: An analysis of brand placement in 2010 top-earning films. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science.

Cheong, Y., Kim, K., & Combs, J. (2013). Advertising agency operating efficiency. Journal of Marketing Communications. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Devlin, M. and Combs, J. (2012). From Apple to Omega: Brand placement in top-earning 2010 films. Paper presented at American Academy of Advertising Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cheong, Y., Combs, J., and Kim, K. (2011). An analysis of media violence in commercials aired during the Super Bowl. Paper presented at American Academy of Advertising Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ.

Cheong, Y., Kim, K., and Combs, J. (2010). U.S. advertising agency operating efficiency. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
*Recognized as a Top Paper in AEJMC Advertising Division

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Combs, J. Social cognitive theory of advertising. Doctoral dissertation to be submitted to the College of Communication and Information Sciences of The University of Alabama.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University East
Advertising and Consumer Culture; Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication; Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
Public Speaking; Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Sex and Violence in the Media; Summer 2014
Visual Communication; Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Alabama
Introduction to Advertising; Fall 2011
Advertising Media; Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Summer 2010, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Advertising Management; Summer 2010

College of Communication and Information Science, University of Alabama
Introduction to Mass Communication; Summer 2010, Fall 2012
Research Methods; Spring 2013

Department of Communication, University of Louisville
Public Speaking; Fall 2008, Spring 2009

INVITED/GUEST LECTURES
“Five Commandments for Marketing without a Marketing Budget,” Alabama Museums Association 2012 Annual Meeting, 19 February 2012.

“Using Social Media to Advertise Brand You,” Advertising Media (APR422), The University of Alabama, 19 October 2011.

“Modern advertising, 1900-present,” History of Mass Communication (MC409), The University of Alabama, 18 October 2011.

“Surviving your first semester as a teaching assistant,” Graduate student orientation, The University of Alabama, 24 August 2011; 25 August 2010.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sales positions
Big O Tires/Summitomo, 2006-2008

Advertising agency account service positions (Clients)
Finelight Strategic Communication (Humana), 2005-2006
Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising (McDonald’s, Humana, Big O Tires, Republic Bancorp), 2004-2005
LeapFrog Interactive (Yum! Brands, Appleton Estate Rum, Old Forester, Bolla, Glenmorangie), 2003

Internship positions
Doe-Anderson Advertising (Makers Mark, Valvoline Instant Oil Change), 2002
Quaker Foods and Beverages, 2002

SERVICE
Interim Basic Course Coordinator, Spring 2015
Search and screen committee, Fall 2014
Academic advisor
, 2012 incoming undergraduate student orientation, University of Alabama
Panelist, 2012 incoming doctoral student orientation, University of Alabama
Volunteer—guest hospitality, 2011 Department of Advertising and Public Relations Advertising Day, University of Alabama
Communication Department representative, Graduate Student Council, University of Louisville

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Academy of Advertising

HONORS, AWARDS, ETC.
2009 Outstanding Communication Graduate Student, University of Louisville

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