John A. McArthur is a professor and researcher of communication focusing on information design, proxemics (the communicativity of space), and digital literacies. He develops much of his research around using these interests for successful strategic communication and instructional practice. Dr. McArthur’s current research includes studies of the ways that we produce and distribute information using the various media platforms, including digital environments, speeches, print documents, physical space, and social media.
A member of the faculty of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, Dr. McArthur serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the school. He is a member and active presenter in the National Communication Association (NCA) and sits on the national Social Media Education Advisory Board and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Dr. McArthur has published in academic journals including the Journal of Communication Inquiry and Communication Teacher, and contributed to several book projects. He has also worked with graduate students in the Knight School to publish a volume of their work - Community 2.0 - and direct research projects. He has also had editorials published in The Charlotte Observer and the Greenville News, and is a regular contributor to the national Social Media Club’s education blog.
Dr. McArthur resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his beautiful wife, Erin, and daughter, Eleanor. He enjoys photography, the outdoors, and playing tennis and golf.
Contact Dr. McArthur
Office: Queens University of Charlotte, Dana 102A
Telephone: 704 688-2745
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