Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D.

OFFICE HOURS

Fall 2014 hours:

T 4:00-6:00 p.m.

W 4:00-6:00 p.m.

R 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Biography

Jonathan Matusitz (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006) is currently a tenured associate professor in the Nicholson School of Communication. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. He studies globalization, culture, terrorism and health communication. On top of writing more than 100 academic publications and conducting more than 100 conference presentations, he taught at a NATO-affiliated military base in Belgium in 2010. Originally from Belgium himself, he moved to the United States in 2000. In 2012, he was honored with a prestigious teaching award by the College of Sciences at UCF.

In 2011, Matusitz’s research was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. His most recent book, Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction, was published in 2012 by SAGE. His research methodologies include qualitative interviewing, content analysis, semiotics and theoretical analysis.

Matusitz has taught the following courses at UCF: Terrorism and Communication (COM 4416), Symbolism in Terrorism (COM 6425), Intercultural Communication (COM 4461), Conflict Management (COM 4462), Group Dynamics (SPC 4426), Nonverbal Communication (SPC 4331), Organizational Communication (COM 3120), Communication and Human Relations (COM 3011), Communication Research Methods (COM 3311), Health Communication (COM 6025), and Honors Fundamentals of Oral Communication (SPC 1600).

 

Research Interests

  • Terrorism and communication
  • Symbolism in terrorism
  • Globalization of culture
  • Globalization of human communication processes
  • Healthcare and technology