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Andrea Tanner
Associate Professor
Journalism Sequence Head

B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D, University of South Carolina

Dr. Andrea Tanner is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Dr. Tanner’s primary research focus is health communication, in particular, how media present health information and how mass communication can be used to promote changes in health behavior.  Her other research interests include television news and journalism education. Tanner currently serves as the Director of the Science and Health Communication Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She is also an active member of AEJMC’s Science Communication Interest Group, serving as the group’s chair from 2007-2008.

A former television news reporter, anchor and producer, Tanner teaches courses focusing on broadcast news writing and advanced television news producing and reporting. She has co-directed the school’s "Carolina News" television program, a daily newscast that is seen on cable channels throughout the city of Columbia. She also teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate program and the University of South Carolina Honors College.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Tanner enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and two children, Kati and Benjamin. Her hobbies include running, aerobics and tennis.

On the Web:

Tanner hosts honors class for "Dinner Dialogues"

Research collaboration results in ground breaking study on "readability" of health-related articles on television Web sites

Science and Health Communication Research Group (SHCRG)

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Andrea Tanner
E-mail: atanner@sc.edu

Office:
Phone: 803.777.6827
Fax: 803.777.4103
Room: Coliseum 4011C

Hours:
Mon. 10 a.m. - 12 noon
and by appointment

Course Documents:
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