Dr. Michael R. Finch

Dr. Michael Finch
Dr. Michael R. Finch

Associate Professor of Communication/ Chair, Department of Communication, Media, & Culture


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7318

Field of Study: Communication, Media & Culture

Office: Communication, Media & Culture Department

Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. Communication, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • M.A. Journalism, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • B.A. EQV, Biblical Studies and Missiology, Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • Book Editor: Media and Public Relations Research in Post-Socialist Societies
  • Chapter Author: Rhetorical Analysis of the Ukrainian Film Julia Blue: A Picture of Dialectical Ontology
  • Book Editor: Communication Theory and Application in Post-Socialist Contexts
  • Academic Article Author: “Reflection on passing of Maureen Minielli”

Conference & Workshop Presentations

  • TEDx Talk: Starting with Sympathy Instead of Skepticism
  • Keynote Speaker: Sympathetic Objectivity: Constructive acts of journalism
  • Paper Presenter: Putin on the Meme: A discussion of neo-tribal appropriation of memes
  • Panel Presenter: The State of Communication(s) Study in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Paper Presentation: Legacy and Relevance of International Relations’ Impact on Higher Education
  • Panel Presenter: The Status of Russian Communication in the Age of Putin and Trump
  • Panel Presenter: (Russo/Ukraino) phobia in Eurovision: The Case of Ukraine’s Ban on the Russian
  • Executive Director: Report for Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers Business Meeting
  • Panel Presenter: Clash (or Challenges) of Cultural Values in Intercultural Teaching or Scholarship
  • Panel Chair: Challenges and Opportunities in the Study of Eurasian Civic and Social Communication
  • Paper presentation: The Foreign Professors’ Academe: Issues and challenges confronting international
  • Paper Presentation: New and Digital Realities in a Fragmented Brave New World III
  • Paper Presentation: Putin and Russian Cultural Identity
  • Panel Chair: Opportunities and Obstructions: Meaning and media in post-socialist Eurasia
  • Paper Presentation: Technological Determinism in Ukraine
  • Panel Respondent: Cultural Communities: Adaptive religious rhetorics
  • Paper Presentation: Ethnographic Study of Baptist Christians of the Former Soviet Union from WWII to
  • Paper Presentation: Ricoeurian Ontological Analysis of the Film X-Men 2
Communication, Media & Culture Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 133, Box #7798

Office Phone: 423-775-7316