David Whitt

Faculty/Staff profile

Professor of Communication
Phone: 
(402) 465-2387
Office: 
Smith-Curtis 330C
Office hours: 

Spring 2014

MF: 1-5
TTH: 8-9:45 & 3:45-5
and also by appointment

Education: 

B.S. Wayne State College 1989
M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1991
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2002

Teaching philosophy: 

Knowledge is good.
- Emil Faber

Courses taught: 

Comm 001 - Fundamentals of Communication
Comm 130 - Communication Theory
Comm 155 - Mass Media
Comm 225 - Persuasion
Comm 270 - Communication in the Professions
Thtre 070 - Film Appreciation

Course schedule: 

Spring 2014

MWF
8:00-8:50 Comm 001 - Fundamentals of Communication Old Main 302
9:00-9:50 Comm 001 - Fundamentals of Communication Old Main 302

TTH
10:00-11:15 Comm 155 - Mass Media Olin 224
2:00-3:40 Comm 270 - Communication in the Professions Smith Curtis 322

Research and academic interests: 

Books on Mythology:

- Whitt, D. & Perlich, J. (2008). Sith, Slayers, Stargates and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New
Millennium. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

- Perlich, J. & Whitt, D. (2010). Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and
Fantasy Literature, Films, and Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

- Whitt, D. & Perlich, J. (2014). Myth in the Modern World: Essays on Intersections with Ideology and Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

Other Publications:

- Whitt, D. (2013). "Whatever you do, don't blink!": Gothic Horror and the Weeping Angels Trilogy." In
G.Leitch (Ed.). Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom,
1963-2012. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

- Whitt, D. (2013). "I can get college credit for reading Batman? That's a joke right?": Confessions of a
Fanboy Professor Teaching Comic Books. In C.K. Syma & Rr. Weiner (Eds.). Graphic Novels and
Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art. Jefferson, NC:
McFarland Publishing.

Research Interests: Film, TV, Music & Popular Culture