Alan Hantz, Ph.D.

302 Karpen Hall, CPO 2120

Office Hours

  • Mon: 

    • 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Tue: 

    • 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Wed: 

    • 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Fri: 

    • 11:00 a.m. - noon

Professor Hantz teaches media aesthetics, media law, and photojournalism. He has taken students to Greece and Italy to study photography and humanities. Professor Hantz has served as a political research consultant, and has researched media in politics. His photography has been shown in galleries, and used in marketing campaigns by artists and nonprofit agencies, including TEDx Asheville and the MANNA FoodBank, and published in regional magazines. His scholarship focuses on visual communication and media convergence. 


  • Ph.D. in Communication, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • MA in Information Sciences, Illinois State University
  • BA in Speech and Humanities, Clarion University of Pennsylvania  

Courses Taught

  • MCOM104 Media, Ethics & Society
  • VMP331  Broadcast Journalism
  • VMP359 Photojournalism
  • MCOM380 Media Aesthetics
  • MCOM490  Media Law and Ethics
  • HUM124 The Ancient World